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 to be able to continue to provide support remotely. You can contact their team on:
020 3317 5999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and guidance on supporting your family’s mental health, see:
- GOV.UK coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
- Children and young people's mental health resources
- Westminster Kids' Time Workshop
- Families under pressure
- New helpline to support Black, Asian and minority ethnic children, young people and their families impacted by Covid-19.
- Football for mental health - Free sessions for adults experiencing mental health issues
- Rise Above: Tips on gaining confidence and feeling good in lockdown for young people aged 10-16
- A parents' Guide to Black Lives Matters
- 0 - 5 CAMHS Service information for families
- Department of Education has produced a leaflet focusing on children's wellbeing
- Rainbow Families support programme
If you as a parent are feeling anxious or low in mood, support is available by telephone or video call. Please email email@example.com 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.
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. Find advice from the council on supporting your child's emotional wellbeing 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.
Please follow this link for a leaflet that sets out further available support for children and young people ‘Knowing your mental health’.
Every mind matters short video about supporting children's mental health.
Last Updated 26/05/2021