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About the Sheffield Directory

Sheffield City Council has an obligation to publish details of services across Sheffield. This includes "Local Offer"services for children with special educational needs and disabilities, Children and Familiy services and Adult Social Care services. The Directory gives you Sheffield's care, health and education services, events and activities in…

Abuse in teenage relationships

Do you sometimes feel frightened, intimidated or controlled by your partner? Or do you constantly have to watch your behaviour in case they get angry? If so you're probably being abused. Controlling, abusive or violent behaviour is never OK in a relationship. You should feel…

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what ADHD is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Anxiety and Phobias

Introduction Anxiety is a normal human feeling. We all experience it when faced with situations we find threatening or difficult. People often call this feeling stress but the word “stress” can be used to mean two different things – on the one hand, the things…

Anxiety disorders in children

It's normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time to time - such as when they're starting school or nursery, or moving to a new area. But for some children, anxiety affects their behaviour and thoughts every day, interfering with their school, home…

Anxiety in children

Just like adults, children and young people feel worried and anxious at times. But if your child's anxiety is starting to affect their wellbeing, they may need some help to overcome it. What makes children anxious? When is anxiety a problem for children? What are…

Aspergers Syndrome

Sourced From The National Autistic Society Aspergers Syndrome Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Autism is often described as a 'spectrum disorder'…

Attachment behaviour

Attachment is a term which is used to describe the bond that forms between a baby and its main carers. This early relationship is a very important foundation to mental health and a child’s development. Babies with secure attachment usually go on to be confident…

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Overview Sourced From The National Autistic Society Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that,…

Beat school exam stress

Tests and exams, including GCSEs, can be a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. But there are ways to ease the stress. 1. Watch out for exam stress Look out for signs of exam stress. Stressed children may be irritable, not sleep…
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