Caring for any child can be stressful, caring for a child with special needs adds even more pressures and sometimes it can feel hard to cope. Together with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) we offer a free telephone counselling helpline for carers, to give you somewhere to talk things through and get some advice on dealing with the stress.
You can call the counselling helpline on 0800 043 9385.
The service is run by Dr Ann Edworthy, a Chartered Psychologist with practical and research experience in stress counselling. She has also written a book, Managing Stress for Carers, that contains practical tips for dealing with the stress caring for a child with a neurological condition can put you under. The book is currently being reviewed and reprinted but if call 0800 328 1159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org we can put you on a waiting list to be sent a copy when it is available.