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.
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:
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:
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
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:
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.