Young people's mental health and COVID-19
Information about local and national services and advice
- If your child or young person has been in services before, and their health worsens, please contact the CAMHS common point of entry
- You can also talk to the Time to Talk Counselling Service. Time to Talk West Berkshire is an independent charity providing free confidential counselling services to young people in need aged 11 to 25
- Kooth - online support for mental health and wellbeing: Free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support for young people aged 11 to 18 years old
National services and advice
Visit the NSPCC website, which now has guidance about talking to children who are anxious about coronavirus.
You can also call them on 0808 800 5000 or email email@example.com.
Young Minds has produced some great guidance around young people's mental health and the coronavirus:
- Young Minds: looking after your mental health while self-isolating
- Young Minds: talking to your child about coronavirus
If you need support, please contact their national helpline, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm.
Other information and support
There is also information on the Barnardo's website.