Family Works NI Christmas Update
It is hard to believe that we are already at the Christmas holidays, in what has been an exceptionally busy year. We just wanted to keep you all updated with some information which is designed to help keep your young people safe. We know Christmas is a difficult time for many and we are aware that this year is no exception and that many young people are anxious about exams and the future. Safeguardings continue to concern us all and this has been added to as young people readjust to the effects of the pandemic .
This service is available to anyone, including young people 24 hours per day, every day of the year.
If parents are concerned about a crisis mental health situation, they can take their child to A & E, or can speak to their local GP for advice in the first instance.
We are aware that some young people who are distressed are awaiting an appointment from CAMHS. If a young person's mental health worsens whilst on the CAMHS waiting list parents should telephone their local CAMHS and speak to them about this.
We are posting additional mental health information advice and support on the Familyworks website, on Facebook and Instagram on the 23rd of December and before the New Year as well.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas