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Published on 1st December 2020

The forgotten victims of crime

All too often the children of parents who have been incarcerated are the forgotten victims of crime. Families who have a loved one in prison are left with financial concerns, childcare issues, and the huge emotional burden on the children and partners left behind. With a single parent or caregiver left to pick up the…
All too often the children of parents who have been incarcerated are the forgotten victims of crime. Families who have a loved one in prison are left with financial concerns, child…
Published on 11th November 2020

A Brighter Christmas

Working across the East of England, we provide mental health and wellbeing services to enable children, young people and their families to feel safe, healthy and resilient. For some of the children, young people and families we support, Christmas can be a very difficult time. Some children will be missing a parent in prison, other…
Working across the East of England, we provide mental health and wellbeing services to enable children, young people and their families to feel safe, healthy and resilient. For som…
Published on 27th July 2020

New Mental Health Support Teams in Schools

The Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership has been granted funding to provide new Mental Health Support Teams in schools. Our current wave of trainees will finish their learning year in January 2021 and will be working with schools across North Norfolk and Kings Lynn to support children dealing with anxiety, low mood and…
The Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership has been granted funding to provide new Mental Health Support Teams in schools. Our current wave of trainees will finish their l…
Published on 2nd July 2020

BBC Children in Need Booster Grant for Breaking Barriers

We are delighted to have received a BBC Children in Need COVID-19 2020 Booster Programme grant of £3,000 to our Breaking Barriers service in Suffolk. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Breaking Barriers practitioners were working with children already suffering from mental health issues, worse school engagement and negative relationships with a parent in prison,…
We are delighted to have received a BBC Children in Need COVID-19 2020 Booster Programme grant of £3,000 to our Breaking Barriers service in Suffolk. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemi…
Published on 30th June 2020

152 organisations call on Government to put children at the heart of recovery

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented threats to their childhoods. They deserve an unprecedented response. We are joining 150+ organisations in a call to Government to put babies, children and young people at…
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented th…
Published on 15th May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week – Kindness Rocks

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place 18th-24th May 2020. This week is a reminder to us all to check in on our friends, family and neighbours to ask how they are or how you can support them. It is also a reminder to us all that mental health is just as important as physical…
Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place 18th-24th May 2020. This week is a reminder to us all to check in on our friends, family and neighbours to ask how they are or how you …
Published on 29th April 2020

#ResilienceMeans

Resilience is a word that has been used a lot since we have been on lockdown. It’s a word which we at Ormiston Families use often and forms part of our vision for families across the East of England. We strive to help families, young people and children build resilience in order to feel strong…
Resilience is a word that has been used a lot since we have been on lockdown. It’s a word which we at Ormiston Families use often and forms part of our vision for families ac…
Published on 24th April 2020

‘I had a bad dream mummy’

Thank you to Toni Bentley, Operations Manager at our Point 1 service, for sending in a blog about resilience and how this global situation is affecting children throughout the country. Point 1 is a mental health support service we provide for children and young people up to the age of 17.   ‘I had a…
Thank you to Toni Bentley, Operations Manager at our Point 1 service, for sending in a blog about resilience and how this global situation is affecting children throughout the coun…
Published on 30th March 2020

Something to brighten your day!

Charities like ours are needed more than ever right now. Despite these very difficult circumstances, we are continuing to support our service users in the best way we can, thanks to our dedicated practitioners. Throughout this challenging time, we find ourselves looking for positivity, distraction and fun – and so we are running an online…
Charities like ours are needed more than ever right now. Despite these very difficult circumstances, we are continuing to support our service users in the best way we can, thanks t…
Published on 19th March 2020

Fun indoors with the kids!

The fantastic team who run Play Out Childcare have come up with some great activities to keep you and the kids entertained, learning and having fun together while self-isolating. Take a look! We really appreciate all the families who are self-isolating with their child at the moment, and we understand that your child probably doesn’t…
The fantastic team who run Play Out Childcare have come up with some great activities to keep you and the kids entertained, learning and having fun together while self-isolating. T…