Our counselling service for children

Mental health and children

We understand that life has its challenges, and the arrival of Covid-19 in 2020 only increased those for many families. Many families faced difficulties with home-schooling children while also being restricted from leaving the house through lockdowns, and Covid restirctions, unable to socialise as normal. The impact on mental health of children is still yet to be deetermined fully, however even without Covid studies show that 1 in 6 children are likely to have mental health support needs.

To help, ScotsCare have partnered with the Brent Centre for Young People to offer referrals to their talking therapies service for children of all ages, in Westminster. Places are limited.

Children with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, eating disorders, self-harming, difficulties at school, or with other children can benefit from this service, which is why ScotsCare would like to help you, and your family, access the professional support that gives your child a safe space to work through their issues.

Unaddressed mental health issues in children tend to worsen in adulthood but research has shown that early intervention reduces the likelihood of this occurring. If you feel your child could benefit from speaking with a professional, please call ScotsCare on 0800 652 2989 for a confidential chat with our duty worker to discuss a referral to the service.


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