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Barnardos Young People's Emotional Support Service


Service Description

This is a FREE emotional wellbeing support service for children and young people aged 10-18 living and studying in Tower Hamlets providing counselling and mental health support. The service also supports young people between 18-25 if they have a Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND), have any experience of the care system, are working with Social Care or the Youth Justice Service.

The service will provide FREE one-to-one counselling and well-being support for up to 12 weeks. They also run events, workshops and group programmes for children and their families. The service provides an initial assessment to help design the support we offer you, advice and short-term individual and group evidence-based interventions for children and young people with mild to moderate emotional well-being needs. The service provides goal focused interventions for children and young people and parents/carers and aims to improve emotional well-being outcomes.

Interventions and support will be delivered via outreach, within the Tower Hamlets community in safe, non-stigmatising spaces to ensure every child and young person feels comfortable and respected.

To refer into our service, please visit our website. You can directly request support from us through a short referral form. The service takes self-referrals, parent referrals and professional referrals. Referral criteria is outlined below.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Children and young people may need to use this service when there are:

- Family issues which are having a negative effect on the child and they are showing signs of developing problems with their wellbeing and health
- Mild to moderate emotional and behavioural disorders
- Child behaviour problems (sleep, feeding, tantrums) once physical causes have been considered and the behaviour is outside of the "normal" range.
- Conduct disorders
- Low levels of anxiety, depression, stress and or other mood disorders, or low self-esteem
- Concerns with or issues about attachment
- Adjustment reactions
- Simple phobias
- Self-harm that is mild to moderate
- Bullying
- Anger management issues
- Poor / distorted body image
- Issues regarding identity, gender, sexuality, race, culture, acculturation
- Repetitive problematic behaviours
- Compulsive or obsessional behavioural patterns
- Bereavement and / or loss (including anticipatory)
- Sleep problems
- Eating issues (which are not an eating disorder where they are eligible for the Eating Disorders Service)
- Relationship problems/ Family relationship difficulties
- Experience of abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual) and / or neglect

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 10 To 25



Questions & Answers

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Further Information

Provider Type
Health Services
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)