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 recovery-focused courses and resources for people who have experienced mental health illness, their friends, and family and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust staff.  Information about the courses and how to enrol is available online at Leicestershire Recovery College or by telephone 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. 

The Children and young people's emotional, mental health and wellbeing services (PDF) give you full details of how to access these services. 

Related links

Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust

Health for Under 5's

Health for Kids

Health for Teens