Health and wellbeing
Staying well is essential to the health and happiness of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Children's continuing care
A continuing care is a support package that is required when a child or young person's needs arising from disability, accident or illness cannot be met by existing universal or specialist services alone. Further information about children's continuing care.
Transitions in health
The Transitions team support young people aged between 14 to 25 who are registered with a city GP and have ongoing healthcare needs prepare to become an adult and for the move to adult health services. Further information about transition.
Planning for good health
As you get older it is important to keep fit, active and to look after your health and wellbeing. Planning for good health includes the move to adult health services and the best ways to keep healthy both physically and mentally. Further information about planning for good health.
Annual health checks
Young people with learning disabilities aged 14 and over are eligible to receive an annual health check with their GP. The Annual Health Check - Don't Miss Out! easy read document can support you with what to expect. To book a health check, contact your GP surgery.
Mental health courses
Leicestershire Recovery College offers a range of recovery-focused educational courses and resources for people who have experienced mental health illness, along with their friends, family and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust staff. For more information about courses available and how to enrol visit the Leicestershire Recovery College webpage or call them on 0116 2951196.
Interim support for low-level mental health needs
A number of services have been commissioned to offer interim solutions for early intervention for children and young people with low-level mental health needs.
Download the Children and young people's emotional, mental health and wellbeing services (PDF) for full details of how to access these services.