About our services during the COVID-19 pandemic

 
Due to the Omicron COVID 19 variants, increased measures continue to be in place across all of our services and nationally. Please ensure you are wearing an appropriate face covering when attending a face-to-face appointment.
 
Please see the ‘Explore our services’ page and choose the service you need to see if there are any specific changes due to the pandemic. If you’re unsure about changes to the service you require, please contact our Care Coordination Centre on 0300 330 5777.

Find out more about About our services during the COVID-19 pandemic

For everyone

For parents and carers

During this time you may want some additional ideas to support your child and below are some websites that may be of use. The most important thing is you keep yourself and your child safe at this time and we would suggest that you find activities that you and your child enjoy doing. Always follow the advice from NHS and the Government in relation to coronavirus and how to stay safe.

Easy read document explaining COVID-19

Have you been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic? – The Bromley COVID Winter Grant has been set up to provide vulnerable households and families with children particularly affected by the pandemic with support. Open flyer here. 

Short film to support parents of neuro-diverse children during COVID-19 pandemic: youtube.com/watch?v=dXPtqmHKNoE

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents, young people and staff: autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

For parents and carers of children and young people who have special educational needs and disability (SEND), facing uncertainties around how COVID-19 is impacting on your family: bit.ly/SENDMatters-COVID019

Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus

Carers UK – Guidance for carers: carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: mindheart.co/descargables

Amaze – information pack for parents: amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove

Information for parents of children with life limiting conditions: togetherforshortlives.org.uk/get-support/supporting-you/family-resources/coronavirus-qa

NHS – a special COVID message: when to seek medical help for your child

If you are still unsure about your child symptoms the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced a detailed guide: Advice for parents during coronavirus

For children and young people

Kooth – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people: kooth.com

Young Minds – advice on looking after your mental health: youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating

Young Minds – advice on anxiety: youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus

For families

Cruse – dealing with bereavement and grief: cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

Childhood Bereavement Network – supporting bereaved children during the outbreak: childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/covid-19

Public Health England guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (Covid-19): gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Mind information and support to maintain your wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic: mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

Rethink – advice for carers of those with severe mental illness: rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/coronavirus-advice-for-carers-of-those-with-severe-mental-illness

Rethink –  tips on managing your mental health during Covid-19: rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/top-tips-on-managing-your-mental-health-during-covid-19

Gingerbread – coronavirus information for single parents: gingerbread.org.uk/coronavirus/#mentalhealth

For professionals

Bexley Domestic Abuse Services, Solace and London Borough of Bexley: Guidance for professionals: Domestic Abuse and the COVID-19

The Human Trafficking Foundation – Covid-19 resources page (Please also note Bexley’s Modern Slavery strategy and toolkit for how to make a referral into the National Referral Mechanism in Bexley)

Anna Freud Centre – Supporting young people’s mental health during periods of disruption

Research in Practice – Adapting to working from home

Social Care Institute for Excellence – COVID-19: using digital technology in relationship-based practice to bridge the gap in social distancing

For everyone

For parents and carers

During this time you may want some additional ideas to support your child and below are some websites that may be of use. The most important thing is you keep yourself and your child safe at this time and we would suggest that you find activities that you and your child enjoy doing. Always follow the advice from NHS and the Government in relation to coronavirus and how to stay safe.

Easy read document explaining COVID-19

Have you been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic? – The Bromley COVID Winter Grant has been set up to provide vulnerable households and families with children particularly affected by the pandemic with support. Open flyer here. 

Short film to support parents of neuro-diverse children during COVID-19 pandemic: youtube.com/watch?v=dXPtqmHKNoE

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents, young people and staff: autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

For parents and carers of children and young people who have special educational needs and disability (SEND), facing uncertainties around how COVID-19 is impacting on your family: bit.ly/SENDMatters-COVID019

Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus

Carers UK – Guidance for carers: carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: mindheart.co/descargables

Amaze – information pack for parents: amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove

Information for parents of children with life limiting conditions: togetherforshortlives.org.uk/get-support/supporting-you/family-resources/coronavirus-qa

NHS – a special COVID message: when to seek medical help for your child

If you are still unsure about your child symptoms the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced a detailed guide: Advice for parents during coronavirus

For children and young people

Kooth – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people: kooth.com

Young Minds – advice on looking after your mental health: youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating

Young Minds – advice on anxiety: youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus

For families

Cruse – dealing with bereavement and grief: cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

Childhood Bereavement Network – supporting bereaved children during the outbreak: childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/covid-19

Public Health England guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (Covid-19): gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Mind information and support to maintain your wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic: mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

Rethink – advice for carers of those with severe mental illness: rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/coronavirus-advice-for-carers-of-those-with-severe-mental-illness

Rethink –  tips on managing your mental health during Covid-19: rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/top-tips-on-managing-your-mental-health-during-covid-19

Gingerbread – coronavirus information for single parents: gingerbread.org.uk/coronavirus/#mentalhealth

For professionals

Bexley Domestic Abuse Services, Solace and London Borough of Bexley: Guidance for professionals: Domestic Abuse and the COVID-19

The Human Trafficking Foundation – Covid-19 resources page (Please also note Bexley’s Modern Slavery strategy and toolkit for how to make a referral into the National Referral Mechanism in Bexley)

Anna Freud Centre – Supporting young people’s mental health during periods of disruption

Research in Practice – Adapting to working from home

Social Care Institute for Excellence – COVID-19: using digital technology in relationship-based practice to bridge the gap in social distancing