Young SMILES Referrals
Young SMILES provides support and advice to children aged 6-16 and parents where:
- children are aged 6-16 years with parents diagnosed with serious mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis)
- parents/carers with serious mental illness are with partners or significant other adult member who may or may not have any mental health problems
- children have at least 10 hrs contact a week with their parent/carer with serious mental illness
- parents/carers understand and consent to their and their child's attendance and completion of outcome measures and interviews
- children understand the purpose of the intervention and consent, if competent, to attend group sessions and complete outcome measures and interviews
- parents and children can understand basic written and verbal information in English
- children have some awareness of the parent's mental illness.
How to get help from NSPCC services
Sometimes you may be referred to one of our services by someone who already helps you, like a midwife, social worker, teacher or children's centre worker. You can join some of our services yourself, simply by contacting us to see if a place is available.
If you think a service that is available in your area might help you and your family, get in touch to find out more.
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