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Autism, ADHD and Hyperactivity

Carers

Centres

Childcare

Disabled Children

Ethnic minorities

Family Support

Mental Health

Play Opportunities and Activities

Young People - where to get information

Youth Clubs and Groups


Autism, ADHD and Hyperactivity

Autism HelplineOpens new window - information and advice for people with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Tel: 0808 800 4104 (10.00 am - 4.00 pm) 

ASD Info WalesOpens new window - the national website for Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

NHS Choices - living with ADHDOpens new window

If you have a hyperactive child you may find information from the Hyperactive Children's Support GroupOpens new window useful. 


Carers

Swansea Carers CentreOpens new window provides information, advice and support for carers. 

Young Carers information from the Carers TrustOpens new window 

Swansea Council for Voluntary Services (SCVS) facilitates a Parent Carer ForumOpens new window which gives information and a voice to parent carers.


Centres

Family Centres and Children's CentresOpens new window provide a range of community services to children, young people and families to build and strengthen relationships. 

Info-NationOpens new window has a drop-in centre providing information, advice and support for young people aged 11-25 on a wide range of issues as well as a website. 

EYSTOpens new window is an organisation which helps young people from all sorts of different ethnic backgrounds achieve their potential, with a range of projects and a drop-in centre.


Childcare

Swansea Family Information Service has information on both finding and working in childcare including a searchable Childcare DirectoryOpens new window


Disabled Children

1 Stop SwanseaOpens new window is a website for parents of disabled children and young people in Swansea.  It includes a wide range of information and links to other relevant organisations.

Swansea Council for Voluntary Services (SCVS) facilitates a Parent Carer ForumOpens new window which gives information and a voice to parent carers.

Early Support Wales was a Welsh Government programme to improve the lives of children aged 5 and under with additional needs and their families.  Although funding for the programme ended in March 2013 materials developed to support families are available on the Children in WalesOpens new window website.

Contact a FamilyOpens new window is a national charity supporting the families of disabled children.


Ethnic Minorities

EYSTOpens new window is an organisation which helps young people in Swansea from all sorts of different ethnic backgrounds achieve their potential, with a range of projects and a drop-in centre.

Swansea City of SanctuaryOpens new window supports refugees and asylum seekers. 

Including FamiliesOpens new window is a website providing information for migrant families, refugees and asylum seekers particularly supporting their children.  There is also information for professionals and communities. 


Family Support

Swansea Family Information ServiceOpens new window has a lot of information for families.

Parenting. GIve it TimeOpens new window is a Welsh Government website with advice and guidance for parents of babies and young children.

The Team Around the Family is a support service for families with 'additional needs'.  Families may be referred to this team by other people who are working with or supporting them. 

Integrated Family Support ServicesOpens new window is a Welsh Government initiative which helps families to stay together by encouraging them to take positive steps to improve their lives.

Family LivesOpens new window is a national website with a wide range of information for parents and families. 

GingerbreadOpens new window provides advice and support for single parents.


Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS provides assessment, treatment and support for young people who have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.  Normally young people will be referred to CAMHS by their GP, but other health and social care professional can also make a referral.

CAMHS in Swansea is at Trehafod Child and Family Clinic, Cockett, Swansea, SA2 0GB.  Tel: 01792 582139

Young MindsOpens new window - information for parents and young people 

BeatOpens new window - has information to help people beat eating disorders 


Play Opportunities and Activities

There is information about play opportunities in Swansea at www.swansea.gov.uk/play.  

Active Swansea has an A-Z of kids sport and fitness

Play and Leisure Opportunity LibraryOpens new window  has specialist toys and leisure equipment for disabled children (and adults) to borrow. 

Fostering AdventuresOpens new window has lots of ideas for days out with children in Wales.  Although the site is aimed at foster carers, many parents may find it useful.


Young People - where to get information

There is information for young people in Swansea at  Info-NationOpens new window  

ChildlineOpens new window has information and advice on a wide range of issues on its website.

Swansea Leaving CareOpens new window has lots of useful information for young people leaving care.


Youth Clubs and Groups

Some youth groups are run by churches and other community organisations.  Your local Community Centre, church hall or village hall will have information about groups running there.

Swansea Young People Services' Youth Clubs

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