COVID-19 Service Update:
We know that for many families this will be a very challenging time, and we want to reassure you that our teams are working hard to continue to offer services to children and young people experiencing mental health issues. We are not currently offering face to face sessions, but we can offer self-help advice, telephone and video support (subject to normal wait times).
For advice and support, please call us on 0800 977 4077 or email Point1email@example.com. You do not need to complete a referral form.
For enquiries about the Link programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The office is staffed Monday – Friday 08:00 – 13:00 and 14:00-19:00, Saturday 08:00 – 13:00
How we can help
We can offer support to children experiencing mental health and emotional difficulties that are causing them distress. If not addressed at this stage, these difficulties may prevent a child from reaching their full potential for a happy and fulfilling life.
Common issues for the children we work with include:
- Mild/moderate anxiety and avoidance – frequent worrying, fear of sleeping in own bed, fear of going to school, fear of social events/activities, seeking reassurance, difficulty being away from parent/caregiver, phobias and specific fears, e.g. fear of dogs
- Low mood – loss of interest in activities, frequent tearfulness, low energy, frequent irritability and sadness
- Self-esteem issues – frequent self-criticism, low confidence, difficulties making and keeping friends
- Difficulties coping with loss, change, parental separation, relationships and life challenges resulting in anger, frequent temper outbursts, aggression, heightened distress, or anxiety and low mood as above
- Self-harm – hitting self, superficial cutting, head-banging, picking skin and or nails
- Emotional difficulties around food – becoming too upset to eat, avoiding eating in school/public, suddenly becoming extremely faddy/fussy, hiding/stealing food
What we can offer
We encourage a collaborative approach, and work closely with you to provide a brief, quick response to problems when they first arise. Our services include:
- Themed group sessions and programmes
- Individual/family counselling, talking, play and creative therapies
- Helping you understand your child’s needs and guidance on how to support their emotional wellbeing
- Advice and information
- Parenting guidance (group and individual) if your child meets our emotional wellbeing criteria
- Telephone support
We offer clinic sessions in community venues local to where you live. Sometimes it’s useful if intervention sessions are held in school. If you have problems getting to any our venues, let us know and we’ll try to find a solution.