Barnet are supporting Children’s Mental Health Week, hosted by children’s mental health charity Place2Be. This year’s theme is “Express yourself” which is all about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. When you’re able to show who you are and how you see the world, you in turn feel better about yourself.

Free creative activity guides are available for parents are carers to share with your young ones. You can download them here External link.

More resources:

Every Mind Matters have a series of videos External link that provide all sorts of tips on exercise, sleep and how young people can use social media in a healthy way. There are also links to help groups available for those who may have additional needs.
You can access BICS (Barnet Integrated Clinical Services) online wellbeing resources such as podcasts External link and pre-recorded audio workshops External link.
Local mental health services for children and young people:

BICS also offer social, emotional, behavioural and mild to moderate mental health support to children, young people and families in Barnet. Call them on 07926 085495.
The following mental health and wellbeing support lines are open 24/7:

CAMHS External link 0800 151 0023
NHS 111 External link emergency advice
NSPCC External link 0808 800 500
Samaritans External link 116 123
Young Minds External link Crisis Messenger text YM to 85258
We hope that you and your children take advantage of the free resources available to you!

You can also follow our Youth Instagram page External link where we’ll be supporting this fantastic campaign throughout the week.

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