Does your child need Sunflower's support?

If you are a concerned parent, give the friendly team at Sunflower a call to chat through your concerns. If Sunflower can't support your child, they will signpost to who they believe can.

The aim of the Sunflower Programme is help them re-connect with the marvellous inherent abilities that they each have. This will have a beneficial effect in many areas of their lives. By alleviating accumulated stresses in the body, the Sunflower Programme restores the basis of good health and wellbeing. With secure foundations, children are happier and more creative, expressive and confident. In short, we help them become the best they can be – naturally!

Many of the children we see demonstrate clear symptoms indicating they are having difficulty with behaviour and/or learning efficiently. The set of symptoms may have been labelled as Dyslexia, Asperger’s, Dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, for example, but there is frequently a degree of overlap and many children will display a range of symptoms.

Some children helped by the Sunflower Programme do not have a learning or behavioural challenge per se but have been brought to us by concerned parents because their performance does not match their level of intelligence and they cannot quite put their finger on what is wrong. If you're worried about your child and would like to know if the Sunflower Programme might help, review the questions we have listed below with your son or daughter in mind. If you answer 'yes' to two or three of these questions, your child will probably benefit from seeing a Sunflower Practitioner.


Have you noticed any of the following in your child?

  • Anxiety
  • Inability to concentrate, even when involved in a particular activity such as a game
  • Difficulty with reading
  • Difficulty with writing
  • Difficulty with mathematics
  • Difficulty in understanding words in normal conversation
  • Inability to relate to people in groups or understand the conversation
  • Poor or non-existent sense of direction
  • Little or no concept of time
  • Disequilibrium (balance dysfunction)
  • Poor motor co-ordination
  • Constantly bumping into things or dropping things
  • Stuttering, hesitant speech, poor word recall
  • Inability to remember names
  • Sharp emotional or mood swings
  • Needs to re-read the same word or phrase to get any meaning out of it
  • Difficulty in following sequential instructions or events
  • Difficulty in following motion or moving things (people, balls, traffic)
  • Various phobias including height, motion-related escalators, elevators, bridges etc)
  • Gets lost easily all the time
  • Unable to, or unsure in making decisions
  • Feelings of inferiority, stupidity, clumsiness
  • Inability to organise activities, particularly allocating time or doing opposite of what was told
  • Gets drowsy or tends to fall asleep while driving on highway or open road

Find out more

Any member of staff at the Sunflower Trust is always delighted to speak to anyone wanting more information about the Sunflower Programme and is happy to have an informal chat about how it can help you and your child. Should you feel that you may need financial help, please click here to see the charity’s assisted funding criteria. Alternatively, mention this when speaking to any of Sunflower’s staff.

Sunflower has helped him to believe in himself and has given him the confidence to think that anything is possible – and thanks to Sunflower, it is!
Sunflower Parent

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