Guidance and information: Coronavirus
Southwark Council Guidance
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Health, Wellbeing and Support
Education Psychology - Parent Consultation Service
The Parent Consultation Service offers parents and carers an opportunity to request consultation about the concerns they have about their children at home. Find out more by downloading their leaflet here. (pdf, 243kb)
Online counselling for young people:
Kooth is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is available online, offering free and safe access to self-help materials, mood-tracking, online journal and goal setting tools and a moderated online community of peers.
Access is free of the typical barriers to support: no waiting lists, no thresholds, no cost and complete anonymity. You can visit their site by clicking here
The Nest in Southwark provides free mental health and wellbeing support for young people aged 13 – 25. This supports young people and their families with the opportunities, experiences and tools to enable them to develop their emotional and social skills through one-to-one and group work.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, the service offers remote support including e-resources, an online chat service, and one-to-one advice over the phone or video calls. Once lockdown restrictions are lifted these services will continue alongside face-to-face support from the base in Peckham, Southwark. For More information please click here.
The Government have announced that the Family Fund will receive funding of £37.3m in 2020-21. This includes £10m which has been allocated to help families in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. More details can be found by clicking here.
You can also head to the Family Fund's website for more information. Should you need support with making an application to Family fund, please contact Southwark's Citizens Advice Bureau.