Who are we?
Barnardo’s has been commissioned by Wiltshire Council to improve outcomes for children and young people with emotional wellbeing and/or emerging low level mental health needs. The service provides a range of evidence based interventions, information, advice, support and positive activities.
Who do we support?
Children and young people aged 5-18 who may be experiencing
- low mood
- panic, stress, worry and low level anxiety
- have problems sleeping
- have anger difficulties
- have low self-esteem
- relationship difficulties with family or friends
- relationship problems at school or in the community (including bullying),
- Feeling overwhelmed by pressure eg in relation to school work.
Information for young people and for parents/carers including links to resources and organisations that can support with emotional wellbeing.
A webchat facility and webinars for parents are currently being developed.
- For children and young people aged 5-18 who are not currently accessing CAMHS or another similar wellbeing intervention.
- An average of 6 sessions.
- Provided online, by phone or face to face.
Please note we are unable to offer support to children and young people if they are already receiving support from another counselling agency or from CAMHS or have finished support within 6 weeks. We are also an all year round service and so our support does not stop in school holidays.
We are working closely with other specialist providers in Wiltshire, including CAMHS services who will be working with young people with more complex needs eg psychosis, PTSD, bipolar, personality disorders, eating disorders, chronic anxiety or depression, enduring self-harm and OCD.
The service is underpinned by our commitment to being child-directed working in partnership with children and young people and adopting a systems approach that recognises that children and young people do not live in isolation from their families and communities.
Decider skills groups
A programme based on cognitive-behavioural therapy to build skills and strategies for children and young people and their families. Groups will be delivered for primary aged and secondary aged children and young people to build resilience and wellbeing.
Activities which will be co designed with young people and delivered in partnership with other Wiltshire services to promote the 5 steps to wellbeing.
To access our service
If you are a professional working with a child or family you can complete a professional request for support form. Please note: All completed forms MUST be sent via a secure/encrypted email system.
For more information please email the service at Info.email@example.com