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Useful organisations

    PAMIS Scotland

    PAMIS is a national organisation and provides support to families across Scotland. PAMIS provides support, workshops, advocacy, newsletters etc. for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their family and carers and interested professionals. They have five Family Support Service Directors with responsibility for a particular local area: Tayside, Fife, Grampian, Greater Glasgow & Clyde and South Lanarkshire. Through the Family Support Service Directors, people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their family carers can access all PAMIS services and resources. In the areas where there is currently no designated Family Support Service, their engagement is through national projects and their information service. They are keen to work with all families and will pursue partnerships with all Health and Social Care Boards as part of the PAMIS 10 Year Strategy.
    Telephone : 01382 385154
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    PDA Society

    The PDA Society is the only specialist PDA charity in the UK. We are a small team, and all of us have a personal connection with PDA. Our goal is to try and make life better for PDA people and their families – we believe that happy, autonomous lives are possible. Our strong commitment to research underpins every step we take towards improving understanding, support and outcomes for PDA people in the future. We do this by:
    • Raising awareness of PDA and providing high quality, trustworthy information.
    • Providing training to parents and professionals to help them understand how to support PDA people, and to build safe, supportive connections.
    • Offering tailored support to PDA people and their families through our enquiry line service, which is entirely staffed by PDA people or their carers.
    • Consulting with and mobilising our community to influence positive change for PDA people.

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    PDA Society

    We provide information, support and training about PDA for individuals, families and professionals. We aim to increase acceptance and understanding of a PDA profile and to improve outcomes for individuals and families by focusing everyone involved on ‘what helps’. We offer support in main areas and our focus is on:
    • Research
    • Information/training for professionals
    • Information/training for the PDA community
    • Support
    • Inclusivity
    • Sustainability & compliance
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    Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.  We use a distinctive therapeutic approach to support children and young people early, including working with the whole school community The services we offer:
    • One-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research in school
    • Art Room Project, which explores wellbeing through creative activities, stories and conversation
    • A Creative Wellbeing Project, empowers school staff to use creative activities to support children's mental health in classrooms
    • Mental health resources for schools
    • Information and resources for parent and carers
    • In addition, we also offer expert training and professional qualifications.
    Telephone : 0207 923 5500
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    Respectme – Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service

    respectme works with all adults involved in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with children who are bullied and those who bully others.They aim to build the capacity of these adults to effect change and challenge bullying and stigma at an individual, school, family, community and societal level. They also campaign at a national level to raise awareness of the service and the impact that bullying can have.
    Telephone : 0344 800 8600
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    Scottish ADHD Coalition

    Scottish ADHD Coalition aims to raise awareness of ADHD and of the voluntary support groups available to parents and people with ADHD across Scotland and build the capacity of leaders of voluntary ADHD groups to run effective, sustainable support in their local areas by sharing ideas, resources and encouragement between groups. They cannot respond to direct enquiries - for help and support check the local support group section on their website.
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    Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

    SAMH is the leading mental health organisation in the voluntary sector in Scotland. It seeks to provide people with the strength and confidence to have greater autonomy and control in their lives to facilitate change and recovery. SAMH operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland. Services are person centred and based on an ethos of recovery. For details of local services get in touch on 0141 530 1000, available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
    Telephone : 0141 530 1000
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