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09 Aug 2020

Communication Tips – To Support Children and Young People’s Raised Anxiety

As the debate about schools re-opening rages on and parents start preparing for an unprecedented September, many families will yet again experience raising tensions and anxiety levels. Some might find it difficult to adequately support their children’s mental health when they are experiencing anxiety themselves. Paul Lamanna, Professional Lead for Communication and Interaction at Babcock LDP in Exeter, shared with us an excellent resource compiling ideas and tips about dealing with anxiety and supporting others experiencing anxiety.

28 Jul 2020

Under Pressure

After many months in lockdown and with the looming uncertainty of the summer holidays and return to school in the shadow of a global pandemic, many parents and education professionals find themselves under a lot of pressure as they are trying to adjust to an ever-changing “new normal”. Our guest blogger, Claire Phillips (AET Hub Lead, Special Needs & Autism Adviser, Integra Schools, South Gloucestershire LA) shares her thoughts and experiences about adjustments we can all consider the relieve anxiety and pressure. 

16 Jul 2020

The Stress Bucket

Our AET training partner lead in the London Borough of Redbridge, Eva Freytas-Sanchez SEND Preparing for Adulthood Lead Officer shares her thoughts on ‘the stress bucket’.

19 Jun 2020

Recognising and Supporting Anxiety

Our guest blogger is Alison Reevey, Assistant Principal of Fosse Way Specialist School and our strategic partner in the South West of England. She is sharing with you her thoughts about managing anxiety for autistic people during this challenging time.


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