What can I do if I notice a change?

 

What can parents/carers do?

How to access support

Here are some links to useful guidance and advice which also provide information about some of the help available for parents/carers to support their child, from general advice to getting more specific help around particular areas of mental health need.

  Information for parents and carers: Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

  Find help - for parents and carers: Young Minds charity

  Supporting someone else - Mind.org.uk

 

Our Local Services

Information about local services for mental health support provided through Barnet Council can be found here: Young People's mental health and wellbeing - Barnet Council 

 

Guidance during the pandemic

Advice on supporting children and young people during the pandemic can be found through this link:

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - GOV.UK

 

What can Schools offer?

  Schools can offer pastoral support to children who are struggling with their wellbeing and some schools  

  have School Counsellors. Educational Psychologists can help schools to think about a child's wellbeing needs

  and schools can also access mental health support through:

   Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHs)

 

  Barnet Resilient Schools Programme

  Barnet schools can also be supported through the Resilient Schools Programme.

  For more information, visit Barnet   Resilient Schools Programme - Barnet Council

 

  Barnet Integrated Clinical Service (BICS)

  Barnet is currently expanding its Mental Health Support Teams offer in the borough which provides low

  intensity mental health support in schools (Education Wellbeing Practitioners. For more information, visit

  Barnet Integrated Clinical Service (BICS) - Barnet - WWC

 

 

Some charities also offer support to schools, for example, information about Place2Be can be found through this link: Mental health support and child counselling in schools - Place2Be

 

What can I do myself as a young person?

 - Young Minds is a charity working to improve children and young people's mental health. They provide lots of information about different areas of life that might affect your mental health from social media and mental health to racism and mental health. Have a look to find out more:

Looking after yourself - YoungMinds 

 

Young Minds also gives helpful information about what you can do if you are experiencing different things that are difficult such as bullying, loneliness, abuse, exam stress, body image, anger, grief and loss or eating problems. There is also advice about how to get more help.

Feelings and symptoms - YoungMinds