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New emotional wellbeing serviceSee, Hear, Respond

This service will work with children and young people in Northern Ireland who might need additional support to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, offering practical and therapeutic support. It will also offer advice and guidance to any adults who are concerned about a child’s mental health and wellbeing. The aim of this service is to provide the immediate support that children and young people need, to help them overcome their challenges and prevent problems escalating to crisis level


The types of issues children and young people may need support for include:

  • Anxiety around Covid restrictions and lockdown
  • Being back at school
  • Concerns for health of parents/ grandparents/ family members
  • Help with isolation
  • Relationships with parents & family
  • Dealing with bereavement


People can self-refer to this service, by using the online form or by telephone (details below). They can also be referred by professionals (ie. the school).
Families in Northern Ireland can now self-refer for See, Hear, Respond online at https://www.barnardos.org.uk/northern-ireland-see-hear-respond or call 0800 157 7015 available from noon until 7pm, Monday to Friday.
If you have any questions regarding the service please contact cherith.mcconnell@barnardos.org.uk.

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