Think Ninja is a free app
available to all young people aged 11-17 who live on the Isle of Wight. Based
on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the app helps young
people to notice and change their thinking styles so they can maintain positive
mental health and emotional wellbeing. The app has been updated to include
specific information and activities relating to coronavirus. Follow this link
to see introductory videos as well as a direct link to the Apple App Store and
the Google Play Store – young people need to input their postcode and date of
birth to gain access.
Think Ninja is not available for PCs and offers
support only – it should not therefore be used as a replacement intervention
for mental health input from NHS CAMHS or counselling services.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) service provides a service to children and young people aged 0-18yrs and their families who are experiencing emotional health and wellbeing difficulties. Parents, children and young people can contact the service to discuss how they can access the service’s support. Tel: 01983 523602 (Monday to Thursday 08.30am-5pm, Friday 08.30am-4.30pm. The CAMHS service is accepting referrals as normal. You can also ask a health professional to refer you to the service, adolescents can also refer themselves to the service. You can find more about the CAMHS service here and they have recently set up a CCAMHS Facebook page which has lots of helpful resources and ideas. The page is called Isle of Wight CCAMHS.
The Isle of Wight Youth Trust offers
free support, information and advice for young Islanders aged 4- 25 years and
their families. Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Youth Trust Team is
working remotely. During this time, they are contactable by phoning 01983 529 569 between 10am -4pm Monday
to Friday. They will also be responding to emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also keep up to date with Youth
Trust news and tips for supporting your mental health by visiting
The Isle of Wight Youth Trust or following their social media accounts:
Talk2 Counselling service for children and young people. Providing help and support for children’s emotional health and wellbeing that is child directed, systems focused, strengths based and outcome informed. In light of coronavirus, currently offering support and reassurance to children and families by telephone.
Referrals received over the phone and electronically as always but not currently received in the post.
Phone number: 01983865657
Email: email@example.com or Talk2@Barnardos.org.uk
Website: Click here.
Barnardo’s 4U Services can support with:
Advocacy (For U): Offering advocacy support to children open to Social Care. This service helps to ensure the voice of the child is heard by professionals and informs care plans.
Referrals at: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/services/barnardos-4u-services-u-child-advocacy
Independent Visiting (With U): An Independent Visiting volunteer will provide independent support to young people in care. Volunteers provide a positive role model and contact is happening digitally during Covid-19 lock-down measures.
Referrals at: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/services/barnardos-4u-services-u-independent-visiting
Exploitation (U Turn): We provide support to young people who have been exploited or at risk of child exploitation.
Referrals at: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/services/barnardos-4u-services-u-turn-child-exploitation
Missing Return Interviews (Miss U): We independently speak to a young person who has been reported missing to the police. (this service is available for children who are placed out of area for the Isle of Wight and for children not open to social care in Portsmouth- referrals via allocated social worker only)
Referrals at: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/services/barnardos-4u-services-miss-u-missing-return-interview
For information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call Barnardo’s 4U Services admin on: 07394 704 913
counselling services – Mountbatten continue to support children and young
people both pre and post bereavements.
At this time, sessions are conducted by telephone (the service is
exploring options for video calls and online forums). New referrals continue to
Contact Mountbatten on 01983 217346 or email@example.com
4 U safe haven – this is an emotional crisis support service for young people
aged 11-17 (up to 18 with additional needs). We
have currently closed the face to face Space 4 U drop in sessions. There
is a dedicated Space 4 U mobile number that young people can contact during the
2 normal face to face Space 4 U sessions- Monday 6pm- 8.30pm and Wednesday 6pm
to 8.30pm. Phone number- 07741
665182. We are currently looking at ways to increase the number of
sessions that the phone will be answered, as well as setting up web chat for
young people to access.
For people who
identify as LGBT+ or are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. If you
are aged under 21 (under 25 with additional needs) then Breakout Youth can
provide confidential one to one support, youth groups, sexual health advice and
support and signpost to other services that may help you. We have currently closed all
of our face to face Breakout groups across the service. The Breakout
phone enquiries line has now been redirected to the service manager, and will
be answered Monday to Thursday 9.30am -3.30pm (02380 224 224 Option 4) In the times when this line will not
be answered, there is a voicemail service, that will be picked up on the next
working day and responded to. The email enquiries line is getting checked
daily (Monday to Friday) and messages responded to as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All young people that are already attending Breakout Youth
Groups on the island are receiving weekly check ins from the youth worker, with
the offer of 1-2-1 telephone sessions if the young person feels they would like
to talk to a youth worker.
Referrals- we are still accepting referrals, and they will
be dealt with on an individual basis. For example, if a young person
would benefit from immediate phone 1-2-1 sessions, then we will arrange this
during this time.
Online groups- we are hoping to commence online
youth groups for current young people, and we are currently researching the
best platform to facilitate these with. Once this decision has been made,
young people will be contacted to advise on how to access these session, along
with group agreements and information around maintaining confidentiality
etc. These will likely be held at the same time as the face to face
groups would have happened each week (Thursday evening) We are currently
looking at designing sessions that would be a real benefit to young people in
these current times of isolation and potentially heightened anxiety.
A free and
confidential service for all children and young people aged 24 and under,
supporting young people affected by drugs or alcohol. We work with you to
achieve your goals, and can come to you. You can get help using an online referral form,
or by calling 01983 526654, emailing
email@example.com or texting
on 07980 778876.
In light of coronavirus,
InclusionInspire is delivering a primarily telephone based service in order to
reduce spread of the virus while maintaining positive contact with service
users. The level of contact has been assessed according to risk on a case by
case basis to ensure that whatever our staffing level at any given time we
prioritise the most at risk patients.
Home Visits, Outreach and face to
face work are still taking place when it is necessary and other methods of
support cannot be used. A COVID-19 pre-screening taking place in advance
We are increasing access to
on-line interventions and posting work books and resources to clients. We are
facilitating triage assessments via telephone in the usual assessment slots.
We are frequently reviewing prescription regimes
in the light of a rapidly changing picture of pharmacy availability. In some
cases we are providing take home prescriptions (with safe storage boxes and
naloxone where indicated) to avoid interruptions to prescriptions such
as when pharmacies close or are unable to provide supervised consumption.
This is challenging and we are working with the LPC to minimize interruptions.
In accordance with nationally agreed guidance in most cases it is considered
less dangerous to provide take home medications than to allow clients to be
left without medication at all.
This service provides support to
young carers and their families on a needs-led basis. At the moment, due to
coronavirus, this includes:
website is currently being updated to reflect the support available – link
Referrals accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
phone number is 01983 861071.
identified a designated phone number for young people to message the School
Nursing team if they are anxious or worried at this time. We will be able to
offer a call back with advice and signpost to the best resources and services
for young people. This is a safe and confidential service especially for young
The number is 07341 868124. This dedicated phone line will be open Monday to
Friday between 9am and 4pm, including in the school holidays. The young person
should leave a message and a member of the team will get back to them as soon
as possible, within 24 hours (within the working week of Monday to Friday).