Published on
26 October 2020

Barnardo’s NI have launched a new emotional wellbeing service to help children, young people and families in Northern Ireland cope with the Covid 19 crisis.

At this time children and young people may be feeling increased levels of anxiety and worry. Some families are dealing with the added stress of money worries, increased isolation, anxieties around school or work, relationship breakdown, bereavement or concern about the safety of their friends and family.

Barnardo's NI

Barnardo’s NI have launched their new online emotional wellbeing service ‘See, Hear, Respond’, that works directly with children and young people, offering practical and therapeutic support. It also offers advice and guidance to any adult who is concerned about a child’s mental health and wellbeing. 

You can get support via: 

Michele Janes Head of Barnardo’s NI said:   

“This pandemic continues to have an impact on children and young people in Northern Ireland, and will likely continue to do so for a long time. It is vital that we can sustain the support needed for children and young people both during and after this pandemic, particularly in areas like mental health and wellbeing.


“If you are struggling to cope, worried for your children or your family is feeling isolated, please get in touch with us today, through the online form or helpline. This is an extremely difficult time for everyone and it is important that children, young people and families in Northern Ireland, know that this additional support is available to them.”