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Grampian Autistic Society

Grampian Autistic Society

Launch of GAS Facebook Support Group

Grampian Autistic Society are pleased to announce that we are launching a new online support group on Facebook.

The Group, known as Grampian Autistic Society Support Group, is going live from Monday 11th May.

Membership is free, and open to all those in the Grampian area who have an interest in Autism, particularly those on the spectrum, their families and carers, as well as interested professionals.

We hope that the group will be a safe forum for discussing issues of interest to the members, and for providing information and informal support to those who need it, particularly during these challenging times of lockdown and subsequent easing of restrictions. It will be a private group only accessible by members.

If you are interested, please click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549521709100181/ or search for Grampian Autistic Society Support Group on Facebook.  You will be asked three questions in order to join, and your application will be reviewed by one of our admins.

The group is run by volunteers who will aim to approve membership applications and posts within a few hours.

Please accept this as your invitation to join the group, and we hope you will share this information with others.

Supporting Wellbeing

Supporting Wellbeing

During these challenging and unsettling times, many of you may be looking for support for a number of different reasons. Remember we are here for you so please get in touch if you need us via your Guidance Teacher’s Google classroom or alford.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk. You will also find a list of National Wellbeing support website links under the ‘Website Links’ tab on the school blog.

Keep safe and well.

Nut Allergies

Nut Allergies

We would like to remind all pupils and parents that the Alford Community Campus is a nut free zone!  Even small traces of nuts can initiate a severe allergic reaction in some individuals with nut allergies.  Products containing nuts should therefore not be brought into school or taken on school trips.  This would include cereal bars, “Snickers” type products, peanut butter sandwiches etc.  Should you require further advice in relation to this please contact the school.

Free Sleep Support Line

Free Sleep Support Line

Sleep Scotland’s free Sleep Support Line provides on-the-spot guidance to parents and guardians struggling with their children’s and teenagers’ sleep problems. This includes, but is not limited to, mainstream, or typically developing, children and teenagers, who previously could not access our services. The line gives all families living in Scotland access to free support from Sleep Scotland’s experienced sleep counsellors, thanks to a grant from The Big Lottery Fund Scotland and the Scottish Government. Parents and carers will be able to seek tailored advice on sleep for their children, from sleepless toddlers to teenagers dealing with exam-stress and the distractions of social media. To access this support, parents, carers, or teenagers should contact us on 0800 138 6565, Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm. If you are unable to call during those times, or require an alternative to using the telephone, please email us at sleepsupport@sleepscotland.org and we will arrange an alternative. BSL users can contact the service using contactSCOTLAND-BSL.

Health and Wellbeing Week

Health and Wellbeing Week

Kindness Wall : Remember to plan, implement, and pass on a random act of kindness.  The kindness wall can be used for ideas (display opposite the theatre) and claim your house point by providing evidence and sharing your act with a teacher.

Wellbeing Tree : Many thanks for the feedback we received from you all in relation to what you learned and what you would like to learn with regards to health and wellbeing.  The information is displayed on our wellbeing tree (opposite guidance offices), please go and have a read of the comments.

Thanks again to all staff and pupils who were involved in the organisation and delivery of the events.  We are working to plan when the outdoor activities, that didn’t run due to the weather last week, are taking place and will share information with you via the bulletin and boards next to the theatre as soon as possible.

Mrs J Munro

Mrs Gerrie

Diane Forbes

Wellbeing Fayre : Monday 4th Feb 2019

Wellbeing Fayre : Monday 4th Feb 2019

A successful first wellbeing fayre was held today for all pupils, the following organisations were represented and pupils were encouraged to collect resources and ask questions. Thank you to all exhibitors for making this an informative and enjoyable experience for all.  The information presented to pupils today will be available for parents to view prior to the parental workshop on Tuesday evening.

Four Pillars

Penumbra

My life Dynamic . SAMH

Mental Health Aberdeen

Inverurie Wellness centre

The Spark

Networks of Wellbeing

Samaritans

Community Learning and Development

Active Schools

NHS

Young minds

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