Health & Wellbeing Project

THE mASCot HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROJECT…

…is a team of experienced health professionals with peadiatric expertise coming from cranial osteopathy, nutritional therapy and homeopathy backgrounds. The team members work with a shared aim of providing mASCot members and their children with a multidisciplinary holistic system of low cost natural health care support and advice.


BIT OF BACKGROUND

The Health and Wellbeing Project for mASCot families started in 2013, led initially by a sole practitioner Astra Grayland who is a paediatric osteopath. Due to a huge increase in demand over recent years, we were thrilled to announce the expansion of the team in 2018, with the additions of: osteopaths Frithe Johnson, Suzie Franklin and Troy Bradley; nutritionist Lynn Hickinbottom and homeopaths Roberta Young and Melissa Jobbins. This means that far more people can now access the project, with the added bonus of a broader range of expertise now in the mix.

WHY DO WE NEED THIS?


More and more parents are seeing that there is an interrelation between certain health conditions and the ASC profile. Issues such as: digestive and bowel problems, food allergies and intolerances, respiratory issues, constant colds/coughs/infections, glue ear, low energy, hyper energy, low muscle tone, hyper mobility, attention and focus issues, motor skills/co-ordination, anxiety, sleep issues… the list goes on doesn't it?!

So many of these symptoms can actually be explained by physiological issues - poor absorption of nutrients, overloaded adrenal systems, disrupted hormonal and immune systems, or weakened, overloaded organs are common factors.

The impairments in the physiological and biomedical systems so very common in our ASC young people can have direct and serious implications on general health, mental health AND on an individual’s neurological function and development. This can be a big obstacle in the way of reaching their true potential.

The mASCot Health and Wellbeing Project team works with the family to unpick, support and treat the complex, individual physiological health picture of each child.


To read more about each practitioner and their field of expertise, follow this this link


More about the Team

Astra

Frith

Lynn

Roberta

Adi

Troy

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HOW TO BOOK UP

Frequency of appointments are entirely up to each person. Some people check in every 2 or 3 months, others may want a more intensive course of treatment for a period of time. To be discussed with your practitioner and very much around what suits each person, working around time and budget.

BOOKING YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENTS:

When you contact a practitioner to book up, they will email you a detailed case history form to fill in ahead of your assessment appointment.

1) STANDARD BOOKING OPTION:

If you already know what discipline you want to start off with, first assessment bookings can be made by email directly with individual practitioners, contact details listed below.

Please note that as this is a collaborative approach, practitioners will always aim to refer people between them for particular specialized courses of treatment as necessary.

For Osteopathy/Cranial Osteopathy:

Astra - Mimi manages Astra’s bookings.

Email: [email protected]

Frithe - Email: [email protected]


(Note: Astra and Frithe will also be referring people to osteopaths Suzie Franklin or Troy Bradley according to the specific needs of the child/young person)

For PARENTS/CARERS’ Osteopathy/Cranial Osteopathy:

Frithe - Email: [email protected]

For Homeopathy (children or parent/carers):

Roberta - Email: [email protected]

Melissa - Email: [email protected]

For Nutritional Therapy (children or parent/carers):

Lynn - Email: [email protected]


2) TRIAGE BOOKING OPTION:

If you aren’t sure which discipline to start off with, you can book a triage assessment with any of the 4 practitioners below. They each have a good working knowledge of all the other disciplines and can advise on the most suitable course of action.

Astra - Email Mimi: [email protected]

Frithe - Email: [email protected]

Roberta - Email: [email protected]

Melissa - Email: [email protected]

APPOINTMENT TIMINGS AND COSTS

Triage assessment - 30 mins @ £15

Osteopathy - 30 mins @ £25

Homeopathy - 30 mins @ £25

Nutritional Therapy assessment - 60 mins @ £50

(Note: to spread cost, the assessment can be split into x2 30 mins @ £25 over a few weeks if necessary, please discuss with Lynn at booking)

Nutritional Therapy follow up sessions - 30 mins @ £25


If these costs are a barrier to you accessing the project, concessionary rates also available according to what is affordable for you. Please discuss with the practitioner at booking.

WHERE

mASCot @ The Children’s Centre

Portslade Library

223 Old Shoreham Road

Portslade

BN411XR

When

Clinics take place on Saturdays.

See Event Diary page for upcoming dates

If you have any questions regarding this project please email MImi.

[email protected]

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