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Barrington Primary School

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Parental Support

Wellbeing and mental health support

Below is a list of some of the programmes that are currently being run in the community by the NHS and Mind Bexley.

IAPT Talking therapies - If you are struggling with worry, feeling down, stress, bereavement and are 18+ registered with a Bexley GP you can refer for FREE NHS therapy. We can provide support by phone, zoom or via Silvercloud the online therapy programme. Limited face to face appointments are also available. Visit https://mindinbexley.org.uk/talking-therapies to self-refer, call 0208 303 8932 option 1 or ask your GP to make a referral. 
Crisis Café - The Crisis Café remains OPEN at our Mind in Bexley office. Open Monday-Sunday 6pm-10pm. For anybody 18+ in Bexley who is emotionally distressed and needs somebody to talk to. No need to book, just turn up.Crisis Cafe Poster - Mind BexleyWellbeing Line - There is a wellbeing line for adults who are struggling with their mental health and need somebody to talk.   They are open Monday-Friday 10am-3pm and the free wellbeing line number you can call is 0808 196 3896Mind in Bexley Wellbeing Support Line

Bexley Moorings

Bexley Moorings also offer help and support to parents and carers, covering a wide range of topics.  Please use links below:


Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities flyer - Bexley Moorings

Flare leaflet 2023Flare Parent and Carer Referral Form
You can email them at flare@bexleymoorings.co.uk


Bexley One Stop Shop - Domestic Abuse

Bexley One Stop Shop offers a range of advice all under one roof to help victims of domestic abuse.  The service will be open every Wednesday from 3rd November 2021 from 12.30pm to 3pm at Central Library, Bexleyheath.  There will be legal representation, domestic abuse specialist support, plus other agencies offering advice on issues concerning domestic abuse.Please see flyer link below:Bexley_One_Stop_Shop 

Bexley Voice for Special Needs Children

Bexley Voice is a voluntary support group set up to allow the opportunity for parents and carers to express their views and input into the planning and delivering of special needs services and meet with others experiencing similar challenges.Bexley Voice membership is free to all.  You can visit the website or contact them using the details below:Tel:  07512 409936Email:  bexleyvoice@hotmail.co.uk Website:  www.bexleyvoice.org.uk Facebook:  Bexley Voice for Special Needs ChildrenJoin Bexley Voice BME group and get support to ensure your voice is heard!!

As much of our support is currently delivered via our private parent/carer Facebook group, we encourage all parent/carer members to join.  You can do this by completing the form on our website, or emailing Frances at bexleyvoice@hotmail.co.uk and asking her to give you access. Please note, you need to ensure you provide the email address that is linked to your Facebook account rather than any other email you use.

As our Facebook group is secret, in July we launched our new Facebook Information page

Bexley Voice – Parent Carer Forum Information Page – can be found by anyone and will be used to let people know what we have done and what we will be doing. It will not duplicate the information that is provided in the Bexley Voice Group and we hope it will mean we are more easily found by a broader group of parents and others who may need to know about us. 


Courses available to book in May and June

Parent / Carer workshops

Preparing for adulthood workshops 

Youth Action Diversity Trust (YADT)

Being a young person in today’s world is challenging and here at YADT, we understand that some young people need a little extra support to help them get a positive start in life or overcome obstacles along the way. We aim to help young people with issues that affect them. These can be a number of issues such as anger management, social anxiety, improving confidence, enhancing communication and dealing with stress or loss. The Behavioural Support Service can be delivered as one-to-one behaviour support or family sessions.

Our Behavioural Support Service also work with young people and their families to understand Autism and ADHD behaviours. Helping them to develop strategies for a calmer family life.

YATD have lots of useful courses for parents - take a look!

YADT Behavioural Support Service Leaflet 2023

Behavioural Support Service - Anger Leaflet 2023

Behavioural Support Service - Social Anxiety Leaflet 2023


Giving Voice

Please click on this link to read more about how you can support a child who has difficulties with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Children and family centres in Bexley

Timetables of activities and support for local families in the Bexley Local Authority from September 2018 to December 2018:

Central locality children and family centresNorth locality children and family centresSouth locality children and family centres

Oxleas NHS Trust music therapy service

Please click here to view the offering from the music therapy team.

Developmental Language Delay

Please click here to view information about Developmental Language Delay 

SNIP - Special Needs Information Press

Below is a link to useful guide to SEND support for families

SEND Support for Families