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Mental Health Support


Barnardo’s launched a UK-wide support service which is making a positive difference to the lives of many Black, Asian and minority ethnic children, young people and their families impacted by the pandemic. This new support service is called Boloh Helpline which provides a free telephone and web chat facility for children, young people and families from these communities. The helpline’s team of specially trained advisors and psychotherapists provide advice, signposting and therapeutic support. Click HERE for more information.

The Coronavirus Pandemic is a very difficult time for everyone and more so for Carers.

St Francis Hospice are offering Covid Bereavement Counselling for those who have lost someone through COVID
Contact by phone 01708 753319 ask for family support or by e mail bereavementcounselling@sfh.org.uk

Please click HERE for the referral form.


Click HERE for a resource pack which provides an overview of psychosocial approaches and general guidance for people supporting individuals and communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19)

Click HERE for Governement guidance on mental health support.

Click HERE for a Guide for Parents on Teens, Body Image and Self-esteem during Lockdown 

Free weight management programme is now online
LBBD popular weight management sessions and healthy eating programmes are now accessible online. You can take part in a whole host of live sessions for all ages including exercise and dance classes, family healthy eating and play and communication classes. Or if you just fancy meeting new people and having a chin wag you can take part in one of our virtual coffee mornings.
Sessions are FREE and the programme is updated each week. For more information visit www.lbbd.gov.uk/newme-healthy-lifestyle

Coping with Anxiety during Covid-19 Many organisations have created useful booklets and information for those struggling during the current Pandemic. Please click on the below relevant titles to access the information needed to suit your needs.

Relaxed Breathing

Simple Thought Record

How to manage drinking through a global health crisis

An online event, "Anxiety support group" is ongoing - https://bit.ly/2QQPiNE

About See, Hear, Respond

The See, Hear, Respond Partnership is a new service funded by the Department for Education.  With your help, the See, Hear, Respond Partnership will quickly identify and support children, young people and families who are struggling to cope with the impacts of coronavirus. Its aim is to provide early intervention before these children reach the threshold for statutory intervention. See, Hear, Respond does not replace your usual referral process for children who meet a statutory threshold for significant harm: such referrals must be made to your local authority safeguarding team using your usual safeguarding procedures. To refer someone into the See Hear Respond service, or if you're a member of the public, please click HERE