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Somersham Primary School


Primary School

Additional Support for Parents

Please find below details of parenting classes, support groups and additional information available to families.  If you would like further information on any of the below please contact our school Family Support workers, Liza or Vashti.

Triple P Group Stepping Stones Course



Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust YouTube channel which provides lots of information on understanding various circumstances such as, anxiety / attachment / school avoidance.

Services running in the local area

  • Multiply Suffolk (was Work Well) are running a regular bookable drop in from Wellington on the first Thursday of each month starting on ;Thursday 12th January, Thursday 9th February, Thursday 9th March, Thursday 13th April at 09:30-11:30. 
  • CAP money advice drop ins, The Willows on 24th January, 28th February at Ravenswood Family hub, 09:30-11:30 
  • One Life Suffolk Family clubs
  • Warm space from every other Friday from 2-4pm at Hillside Family hub

More details can be found in the attachments below

Details of workshops offered by the Suffolk Psychology and Therapeutic Services Team. These are to support families caring for children that may be experiencing mental health challenges such as anxiety, school refusal, challenging behaviour, low mood or OCD.

These are all online, free of charge but must be booked.




TIME OUT FOR PARENTS 6-week Support Programmes for those caring for an autistic child or child with ADHD. Both courses provide an opportunity for you to support and encourage others, helping you share feelings and experiences, and come up with solutions to problems on the basis of what works – not what’s meant to work! Time Out courses are very informal and provide plenty of time for you to talk to other parent carers. Choose from the ASD or ADHD course, the courses both start on the same week then run on alternate weeks there after, until the final week when we meet together. The Chaucer Room, Ipswich County Library Starting Wednesday 11th January 9.45-11.45am

The National Sleep Helpline - 03303 530 541

This free resource can help parents and children to learn more about their sleep and develop better bedtime routines. Sleep is essential to brain function, by helping children to sleep better, we can help them to succeed in school.

At any given time up to 40% of adults and 50% of children (this rises to 80% with a SEND diagnosis) have difficulties with their sleep. Yet in a recent survey, almost 60% of adults felt there was a lack of support for sleep issues. Sleep problems can leave people feeling isolated and lonely.
Our free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors, many of whom are specialists in working with SEND. We can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to adults, including older people, about their sleep issues).

The helpline is open 5 times a week, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings 7-9pm, and Wednesday mornings 9-11am. The number is 03303 530 541.

You can read more here:


An updated Cost of Living leaflet is available online now: Cost of Living Support (

The School Nursing Team







As a reminder the School Nursing website and how to contact us can be found at 
School nursing | Suffolk County Council

Neurodevelopmental Differences

Suffolk Family Carers are offering support to family/parent/carer/child  that is related to the Neurodevelopmental condition in some way, diagnosed or undiagnosed. This can be a wide range of areas that they may be struggling with due to the ND condition/behaviours. Please see the support the services offers, workshops, drop-ins etc on the following links:

  • The Solihull course is provided by the Parenting Hub to help parents understand their child's development and behaviour. This course will be running on a Wednesday in October for 10 weeks at Whitton Clinic. Please see the flier for more details and how to register.

  • Please find attached a new support group offering a coffee drop in for parents with or without a diagnosis for ADHD/ASD for their child:

  • Supporting Our Young People Manage Big Feelings - parent courses - October 2022


Please see the following link for your information regarding parent / carer courses in supporting our young people manage big feelings, from the Psychology in Schools Team.

  • One Life Suffolk are running a club for children to learn lots of tips and tricks for healthy eating in a fun way, held at Whitton Sports Centre on a Tuesday. Please see the flier below for more details.