We want to direct you to some resources you may find useful to support your children’s mental health and wellbeing during this time. You may have noticed some challenging behaviours, a difference in their self-esteem and not showing as much motivation so please look below to see if you can receive some support.
Barnet Integrated Clinical Service (BICS; CYP and families mild to moderate mental health services) are offering a series of free wellbeing workshops for children/young people, parents/carers which will be delivered online. You can watch some workshops below or download the link to find out further information. You can also go email BICSgroups@barnet.gov.uk to find out more.
You can find out even more about the workshops at: https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/bics-workshops
YoungMinds have a helpline for free, confidential advice via the phone, email or webchat : https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/#parents-helpline
Young Minds also have tips, advice and where to get support for your child’s mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
Nip in the Bud have provided films to show children sharing their lockdown experience and provide useful support for returning to school: https://nipinthebud.org/coronavirus/
The Barnet Local Offer Website helps children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families find the information and support they are looking for, from across the Barnet local area: https://www.barnetlocaloffer.org.uk/
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) have introduced a new helpline for people experiencing a mental health crisis:
24-hour Crisis Telephone Service: 0800 151 0023
You can call this number to get help or advice in a crisis from trained mental health advisors and clinicians, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.