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NEW - Support for families waiting for ASD assessment
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Who are we?

Contact is a national charity that provides support to all families of children with additional needs, whoever they are and whatever their child’s condition. Contact Ealing is a local branch and has been offering support to families in Ealing and beyond for almost 40 years.

www.contact.org.uk                                                                             https://www.facebook.com/Contact-Ealing

What are we offering?

Support for families of children on the CAMHS ASD assessment waiting Lists in Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham
We’ will be working with North West London NHS to offer families individual support. We will provide confidential, 1:1 support and advice as well as a support group for help with living with a child with an additional need or needs.

Support Groups

The group sessions will be small virtual online group events with no more than 15 people where you can ask questions, meet other parents, share ideas and gain information.
Topics for the sessions will be agreed with the group in the first meeting and can include topics such as:
  • Encouraging positive behaviour
  • Support for your child in school or college
  • Wellbeing for parent carers
  • Coping with anxiety
  • Financial support available to the family
  • Understanding and supporting sensory needs
Each family will be informed about the start date of their group when they are first contacted by the Contact Ealing team.

1:1 Support

Individual 1:1 support will be offered to each parent and can be related to those topics or others resulting from your child’s needs and the impact on you and your family. 

How to get this support

We will need to know:
Your Name and Surname,  Telephone number, Home address and email,
Child’s name, Child’s Date of Birth and Home language.
You can email this information to : nwlcontactfsp@contact.org.uk
or phone: 07519 416382

When we have got your email we will phone you to find out your individual situation and what support we can offer to you during the waiting time for an appointment with the CAMHS ASD assessment team.

You will first be offered a support group lasting 6 weeks of weekly sessions, which will initially be delivered online via Zoom or MS Teams but include, when safe within Covid 19 regulations, one outdoor group meeting.
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*NOTE* Contact Support Project
Participation in this project will in no way influence your child’s place on the
waiting list, i.e. the waiting time will neither be longer nor shorter.
Our support to you will be confidential. We will tell the CAMHS ASD Teams that you have joined the project, but will share no other information about you with CAMHS. Contact will look after your details according to our data protection policy https://contact.org.uk/privacy.