Useful information

Alongside our coaching services we also recommend you take a look at these reputable special needs and mental health advocates based in the UK:

Aukids Magazine 
Quarterly print magazine providing encouragement, advice and support for parents of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC).

British Dyslexia Association
The BDA aims to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential. 

Child Line - 0800 1111 
Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.

Contact a Family 
National charity for families with disabled children providing information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other, and campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

Disability Arts Online 
DAO aims to provide transforming and enriching arts and culture through nurturing creativity and discourse from a disability perspective.  DAO is a portal into the world of disability arts and a hub that connects people in a strong and vibrant creative community.

The Dyspraxia Foundation 
The Foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia, particularly among professionals in health and education and encourages its local groups to do the same.

EPIC – Equality, Participation, Influence, Change  
EPIC are a group of 16 disabled young people from across the country who are supported by the Council for Disabled Children to advise the Dept for Education on changes to the SEND system, as part of the Children and Families Act

The Foundation Years 
The best place to find information and support for parents and professionals working in the early years and childcare delivering services for children and families.

KIDS 
KIDS work with disabled children, young people and their families across England. They have extensive resources and provide a range of services. 

The Mix

Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. Straight-talking emotional support  available 24 hours a day. Chat about any issue on moderated discussion boards and a live chat room.

My Family, Our Needs
A lifestyle site for families, carers and practitioners supporting children and young adults with additional needs. Offers a very useful search feature to locate sporting activities for children with SEND by post-code. 

MQ - Transforming mental health through research
MQ stands for mental health and quality of life - two things that research has the power to transform. Useful site with a host of articles and latest research and news on mental health.

The National Autistic Society
The leading UK charity for people with autism spectrum conditions. They provide information, support and pioneering services and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

National Children’s Bureau 
The NCB works with and for children to influence government policy, to be a strong voice for young people and practitioners and provide creative solutions on a range of social issue.

National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) 
The National Network has the contact details for parent forums around England.

NSPCC

Specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

Parenta.com 
Website providing advice, courses, articles and information for parents and professionals. 

Relate
The UK’s largest provider for counselling support for all relationships, including separation and divorce, issues for children and young people, family life and parenting.

SEND Code of Practice

The SEND Code of Practice is statutory guidance for organisations that work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

SEN Magazine

The UK’s leading magazine for special educational needs. The magazine provides interesting and authoritative features, news and articles covering all issues to do with SEN and disability. It's essential reading for teachers, SENCOs, carers, parents, therapists and all practitioners in special needs. 

SEND Pathfinder 
The pathfinder website supports the SEND reforms and shares learning from the Pathfinders. Read about pathfinder progress in a number of key test areas, keep up to date with the development of legislation and guidance and find materials to support implementation.

Sky Badger 
Sky Badger is a charity that finds help and adventure for disabled children and their families all over the UK. They do this by building bridges between disabled children and the charities and services available to help.

Special Needs Jungle 
Parent-led information, policy news, opinions and resources about children and young people with SEN, disability, health conditions and rare diseases.

Team Around the Child (TAC) & Interconnections Worldwide
A site with an international perspective sharing information, building knowledge and supporting teamwork around babies, children and young people who are disabled, marginalised or vulnerable. The home of Team Around the Child (TAC) and Caring Activism. 

The Therapy Directory 
A directory of professional therapists with guidance on the breadth and diversity of therapy available and easy to navigate search features. 

Young Minds - Child & Adolescent Mental Health 
If you are worried about a child or young person's emotional problems or behaviour, then contact the Young Minds Parents Helpline - 0808 802 5544.

Whizz-Kids 
Whizz-Kidz sets disabled children free to reach their true potential and live their lives to the full. We provide mobility equipment to give kids the chance to be independent.

If you would like your organisation to be listed above please get in touch.