↵The guides linked below list some of the best reliable and free sources of information and advice to help children, young people and their families to cope with life under lockdown. The guides are available on the East Berkshire CCG website.
COVID 19 & your wellbeing - Coping Guides (external link)
If you are worried about any aspect of your child or young person's development or health and well-being, it may be helpful to talk to your health visitor or GP in the first instance, who will be able to refer you to other more specialist services, if required.
In this section you can find information about universal health services that can be accessed by everyone as well as more specialist services provided by Achieving for Children and Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Please use the section on the left if you are on a desktop or click show details above if you are on a mobile device in order to access the relevant sections.
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
Provides speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, dieticians, specialist community children's nursing, the community dentists, mental health services and respite care.
Phone: 0300 365 1234
Berkshire Healthcare Mental Health Services (CAMHS)Our Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) works with young people who are experiencing significant, severe and complex difficulties with their mental health.
These difficulties range from feeling low a lot of the time and worrying about lots of things to finding and fitting in with friends, hearing voices, having significant difficulties around eating, self-harming and even considering killing themselves.
Main CAMHS website
Phone: 0300 365 1234
ADHD new assessments: 0118 207 0930
Anxiety and Depression: 0118 378 8926
Eating Disorders: 01628 640 300
Berkshire Healthcare Therapy Services - Children, Young People, Integrated Therapy (CYPIT)We support you and your children (up to the age of 19) with occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and specialist dietetic services to help you achieve the outcomes you want.Phone: 0300 365 1234
Public Health Nursing (AfC RBWM)
0 - 19 Years Public Health Nursing in RBWM (Health Visiting and School Nursing Service)
Public Health Nursing in the RBWM is provided by Achieving for Children. Health Visitors and School Nurses are registered nurses or midwives with a postgraduate qualification in public health. The teams consists of Community Nursery Nurses, Staff Nurses and administrative staff and provide practical support and health advice to all children, young people and their families. We work in various locations including your family home, children’s centres and schools. All our staff are trained and qualified to work with children from 0 - 19 years of age.
Berkshire Healthcare Immunisation ServicesWe provide practical support and health advice to all children, young people and their families.
We work in various locations including your family home, children’s centres, schools and GP surgeries. All our staff are trained and qualified to work with children.
Berkshire Healthcare Specialist Children's Services
We provide care and support for children and young people (up to 19 years old) with complex health needs and learning difficulties.
Our service is registered with the Care Quality Commission and meets all required standards. We provide respite care, community paediatricians and specialist nursing services. Our staff are trained and qualified to work with children, and are required to continue on-going training and development.