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Children and young people's mental health

During this time, it’s important that you take care of your family’s mental health – there are lots of things you can do, and support is available if you need it.  Please follow this link for a leaflet that sets out further available support for children and young people Knowing your mental health.

Support can be accessed online, by phone and by text. Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are adapting their approaches, so as to be able to continue to provide support remotely.   You can contact their team on 020 3317 3599 or [email protected].

For more information and guidance on supporting your family’s mental health, see:

If you as a parent are feeling anxious or low in mood, support is available by telephone or video call. Please email [email protected] and the Health Visiting service will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also access a talking therapy service to support with your own mental health and wellbeing. Please follow this link for a leaflet outlining the support available in Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster and how to contact the talking therapy service, provided by Community Living Well and the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service.

During lockdown, motivation, emotions and feelings of resilience will vary from day to day for all of us, including our children. It is important when things are feeling difficult that we are kind to ourselves as parents and remember that we are not trying to recreate the school at home, neither have we taken over as our children’s teacher. Find advice from the council on supporting your child's emotional wellbeing during school closure here.

Free online counselling support for children and adults

Kooth is a web-based confidential support service. It provides young people and young adults aged 11-25 years old with a safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors.

Relate provides relationship support; including guidance and counselling services for individuals, couples and families through private online chat rooms and phone calls.  When individuals are going through a tough time, Relate can offer support to manage issues and strengthen relationships.

Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, trained Childline counsellors are there for you online and on the phone.

Latimer Community Art Therapy is offering virtual art therapy to support children, young people and adults’ mental health during the pandemic, including bereavement support. Please contact [email protected] to access the service. 

Last Updated 07/04/2021

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