Support

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Sleep

nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/sleep/

If you're having sleep problems, there are simple steps you can take to ease those restless nights. Find out how to get to sleep and how to sleep better.

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Checkpoint Torbay, Missing from home

childrenssociety.org.uk/checkpoint/missing-from-home

Support for you and other young people after you have returned home 

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Checkpoint Torbay, Children's Rights Advocacy

childrenssociety.org.uk/checkpoint/childrens-rights-advocacy

Ensuring your voice is heard

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Checkpoint Torbay, Doves

childrenssociety.org.uk/checkpoint/disability-council-DOVES

a group of young people with a disability or extra support needs. We meet fortnightly to socialise together. 

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Checkpoint Torbay, Independent Visitors

childrenssociety.org.uk/checkpoint/independent_visitor_service

The independent visitor (’IV’) service pairs you and other children in care with an adult who you can trust and build a relationship with, and see once a month

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Checkpoint Torbay, sexual abuse

childrenssociety.org.uk/checkpoint/sexual-abuse

A service for children and young people who have been sexually abused and live in Devon or Torbay

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Talking Point, I Can

ican.org.uk/i-cans-talking-point/

Information to help you understand and support children and young people’s speech, language and communication.

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NHS Sleep - how much sleep do children need

nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/how-much-sleep-do-kids-need/

Sleep, recommended guidelines for children

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NHS sleep self-assessment

nhs.uk/conditions/insomnia/

Most people experience problems with sleep in their life. In fact, it's thought that a third of Brits will have episodes of insomnia at some point. This short test from Sleepio will give you a 'sleep score' plus practical tips and advice for improving your sleep.

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Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)

inourplace.heiapply.com/online-learning/course/43

Find out what's happening in your brain! Your brain changes as you hit adolescence. Going to sleep later? See how the changes in your brain explain some of the changes in your behaviour.

This is a free course if you live in Torbay, just create an account and enter the code TAMAR

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Beat eating disorders

beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Information and advice if you or someone you know things they might have an eating disorder.

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Childline and self-harm

childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/self-harm/

Lots of things could lead to someone self-harming, but Childline can help you find ways to cope.

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Relate

relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-family-life-and-parenting/parenting-teenagers/alcohol-and-drugs/help-your-teenager-quit-smoking?gclid=Cj0KCQjwx7zzBRCcARIsABPRscM919azCsjw2qxsnP6ctAUEw

Help your teenager quit smoking

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Think U Know, online gaming

thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/Need-advice/online-gaming/

Online gaming: tips for playing safe

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NHS Under 18 Smoking - Quit guide

nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/quitting-smoking-under-18s-guide/

Help to stop smoking if you're under 18

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Children's Allergies

healthvideos.torbay.gov.uk/childrens-allergies

Lot's of useful videos on children's allergies from cow's milk allergy to hay fever.

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Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs

Information and advice if you have a child or young person with a disability or special educational need.

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Torbay Council, special educational needs and disability (SEND)

torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/send/

Find support, guidance and information for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Early Help from 0 to 19 Torbay

smartsurvey.co.uk/s/0to19TorbayEarlyHelpReferral/

The 0 to 19 Torbay Early Help Service provides families with children aged under 19 years with extra help and support that is sometimes required. It is important that families can access the right support, at the right time, from the right service and we will either provide that support or help families to access the right service.

If you, your family or someone you are working with would benefit from some additional support or early help from 0 to 19 Torbay please click on the link to complete our online request for support form. This will show you the process and how we can support.

0 to 19 Torbay Early Help Services for External Referrals.pdf

0 to 19 Torbay Early Help referral form.pdf

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NHS Torbay pregnancy ultrasound

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/radiology/support-videos/pregnancy-ultrasound/

If your doctor or consultant has referred you for a radiology scan, there are helpful videos to help you to understand what is involved, help you to prepare for your scan and help you to feel less anxious about what is involved.

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