a charity supporting parents & carers of challenging children
HELPP Help Education and Learning for Parents by Parents accepts no liability for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in this web-
If this is you -
HELPP is a Sutton based registered charity for supporting parents and carers of children with special needs of all kinds.
We know that Parents of disabled children have to deal with practical and emotional challenges that are unimaginable to most families.
This is particularly true early on, when parents are still coming to terms with their child's needs or disability and are starting to grapple with a confusing range of professionals, services and benefits.
We welcome parents with children who have:
or who have
and parents worried about
If you have looked at this website or used HELPP’s services we welcome your feedback -
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HELPP Coffee Mornings are informal supportive meetings of parents/carers run by members of the HELPP Team in an atmosphere where nobody is judged.
The purpose is to discuss concerns, off-
Testimonial: “ Things I say here, I haven’t even told my husband”.”
“Helpful to know that I am not alone and that there is help out there”
It’s all about looking for effective parenting strategies, using not only the HELPP Team’s experiences, but yours as well.
You may be surprised that in the midst of turmoil you may something to offer to others.
We plan to hold HELPP Coffee Mornings approximately monthly and you are recommended to book a place.
Our next Coffee Mornings are:
We have asked 2 young people with differing needs to come and share their experiences of education with us. Below is a short introduction.
Their names are Ethan Smith and Josh Spooner. They are 20 and 19 years old and have experience of education for students with Special Needs (ASD) and EBD
Josh has given talks to governors, teachers and students at places such as NESCOT College and Wandle Valley School. He has a qualification in Level 3 Sport Science with 3 A*s and is a mentor and motivator for young people in health and Gym. He seeks to mentor young people at risk of exclusion, to give them ambition and motivation to do better. As a student at school, he was expected to lack future potential; he enlightens audiences with what helped him to succeed, creating his passion and drive to become a self-
Ethan has come from a background of Autism as well as the disruption of being in the care system. He was misdiagnosed by CAMHS and education with ADHD until he was 12 where it was picked up by his foster carers ; he is in fact, ASD. He has given stimulating talks at locations including a TEDx style conference at St. Michaels College in Bermondsey and asked questions about his experiences by students and teachers at Hatfield Primary School in Morden.
Both Ethan and Josh are happy to answer any questions that you may have after a short presentation.
Noel Janice Norton specialises in teaching effective tools to encourage co-
Noel runs the New Learning Centre which works with parents and children on developing consistency, effective, discipline and praise-
Please feel free to contact us if you want to find out more about HELPP or if you would like to talk to someone
Tel:020 8288 1039
Tel:020 8288 1039
HELPP website manager:
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What do we do?
HELPP aims, in a solution based approach, to provide emotional and practical advice which will help parents and carers to increase their capabilities and enable them to understand and work with their children’s behaviour.
We provide opportunities for parents and carers to work together, in a safe, non-
When working together with you at Coffee Mornings, we search for possible ways of caring for and looking after a child or young person whose own view of life is different to that which society perceives as normal.
We are not medical professionals and will not give any medical or professional advice but we are parents who have made the commitment to help each other and provide support, advice or ideas to those who need support NOW
How do we do this?
The services we offer are -
This website has
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We need your HELP!
Would you like to help our charity that supports parents of children with challenging behaviours such as autism, ADHD and ASD?
HELPP is looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours a week to expand the services available from this small local voluntary organisation. We need people who can help with publicity, design, promotion, administration and research. The only skills you need is an interest in finding out more about the area, access to computer and a few spare hours!
Examples of volunteer roles:
If you are interested in finding out more about these unpaid volunteer roles just email email@example.com explaining why you are interested and what areas you would like to contribute to.
Visit our HELPP Blog, See what’s happening and have your chance to comment and add your voice -
If you want to come to one of our events, it’s very helpful to us if you book your place by going to our bookings system web site -
If you can’t or haven’t pre-
Using our booking system will help with our statistics and will record your email address so we can notify you of future events
If you want to bring someone with you (a friend, support worker or family member for support), please do so.
Strawberry Lodge Conference Centre
Although parking for 14 cars is provided, with further space on adjacent roads, we do encourage the use of more environmentally friendly methods of transport.
In the past we have run Workshops -
To see the details of these Workshops please click here
Tom Brake MP attended our Coffee Morning on the 19 January. He has provided a note of some information and action he has taken following that meeting.
Please click here to see the content of his email to us following the Coffee Morning