Bee U – Children’s mental health and wellbeing
BeeU is Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin’s Children and Families Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service. The service is a partnership between providers that ensure that children, young people and their families get timely and appropriate support for emotional health and wellbeing support.
Children & Young People aged 11 and above can access free confidential support and counselling from Kooth, which is an online service, without a referral.
Children and young people of all ages and their parents can access any of The Children Society’s drop-in sessions – BEAM, without an appointment or referral. Here they can talk to an experienced practitioner who will listen to and support them with any challenges facing them regarding emotional health and wellbeing. BEAM also offer several workshops focusing on a specific issues. Information on the location and days BEAM operates can be found on the Shropshire Family Information Directory.
More specialist mental health support can be gained via the Access Team for the BeeU Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service.
Professionals and staff working with children and young people can contact the Access Team for a consultation or advice on the most appropriate direction of support. The Access Team can be contacted by phoning 0808 196 4501 option 1.
A specialist mental health intervention may be suggested which might include face to face psychological therapy with a young person, family therapy or a referral to Healios who offer therapeutic support via Skype. If this is the case a referral will be requested. Referrals can be received electronically or by secure email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Mental Health Toolkit
The regional National Health Service Executive (NHSE) team have created a useful toolkit to offer support across our education networks, children and young people’s workforce, suicide prevention teams, and CYP mental health services.
An interaction toolkit with links and information for a number of sources of practical support, training and information tailored to the following cohorts:
- School students
- University and college students
- Parents and carers of young people
- Teachers and education professionals
- CYP mental health professionals
The information shared includes; contact details for immediate support for young people and their parents/carers, useful digital tools, self-guided apps, guidance for professionals, and links to suicide prevention training.
There are two versions - a PDF which can be printed, or a PowerPoint which can be included in communications with live links to your organisations web-based tools and communication systems. The PowerPoint can be segmented by education settings for the relevant audiences to be included in their various communication apps to engage with students, staff and parents/carers.