Young people's mental health and well being

Barnet Integrated Clinical Service (BICS)

We help children, adolescents and their families that are experiencing a range of emotional and mental health problems. This can  include:

  • loss and bereavement
  • trauma focused interventions with children and young people
  • divorce and separation
  • difficulties resulting from family breakdown
  • depression
  • anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, early onset of psychosis, eating disorders
  • self-harming behaviour
  • difficulties arising from conditions such as autism, aspergers and learning disability
  • behavioural difficulties, including ADHD and parenting difficulties

How to refer your child to BICS

While parents cannot refer children directly to the BICS team, referrals can be made via school, which may include a conversation with the SENCO, a family resilience worker, or via your GP.

CAMHS in schools and Children’s Mental health and Wellbeing Team (CWP)

  • support for parents
  • individual therapy or play sessions to help the child understand his/her feeling
  • family therapy
  • parenting and children’s groups
  • supporting other professionals about how best to help the child
  • workshops and training for schools, teachers and multi-disciplinary professionals

We are made up of a number of different professionals who are able to provide a range of therapeutic interventions. These include family therapists, integrative psychotherapists, art and music therapists, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Clinical/Counselling Psychologists.

We offer self-guided help, CBT informed therapy provided by practitioners. Both the CAMHS in schools and Children’s Mental health and Wellbeing Team (CWP) are linked with Children’s Social Care Integrated Services.

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