How to listen to our podcasts
BICS has produced several podcasts on mental health and wellbeing for all to access.
Visit our Anchor podcast to listen to our podcasts or search for ‘BICS Wellbeing’ on these platforms:
You can also find useful documents linked from some of the podcasts.
We hope you enjoy listening to our podcasts and find them useful.
BICS podcasts available
Supporting your child’s self-image
In this workshop we discuss what self-esteem is, how to spot signs that a child may be experiencing low self-esteem, and the factors influencing its development.
We then share some useful practical strategies that you can use to boost your child’s confidence and support them to develop a more positive view of themselves.
Wellbeing: It's good for your mental health
Caring for yourselves and your family whilst living through the pandemic and moving out of lockdown.
Managing relationship challenges
Managing relationship challenges in the family as part of adapting to the gradual lifting of lockdown.
This is the exercise featured in our podcast: Tense and release (PDF, 51 KB)
Did the COVID pandemic affect your exams? There are all sorts of emotions you might be feeling about last year or this year’s GCSEs / A Levels / equivalent. Join us to think through these emotions and what may help.
Ability over disability
How was lockdown for parents with children that have neuro-developmental conditions such as ASD or ADHD?
View advice from a mum of a child with Autism: Top Tips (ODT, 12 KB)
What does mental health mean to you?
Let’s talk about mental health and wellbeing and what this means to us. We share experiences of coping over the second lockdown and invite you to think about your experiences.
Emotions and anxiety
We share 4 elements that you can use to nurture your life and to manage anxiety. These are:
Emotions and anger
Why might we notice increased angry feelings during the COVID-19 pandemic? We share some strategies to help manage anger.
Disclaimer: If your angry outbursts can be violent or abusive, this can be very damaging to you and the people around you. In this case, it's essential to seek professional support.
Emotions and Guilt versus Shame
We explore each emotion and their differences, how we can recognise them, how we can manage them and ways we can promote self compassion.
This podcast on Selective Mutism hosts an expert by experience, Rosa-Maria. She talks about Selective Mutism using examples from her own experience as the mother of a child who had Selective Mutism, and also as a Clinical Practitioner at BICS who supports children and young people with Selective Mutism.
Part 1 focuses on:
- what is Selective Mutism
- common misconceptions
- what it is like for children / young people to have Selective Mutism
- what treatment looks like
Part 2 focuses on tips for:
- young people with Selective Mutism
Part 2 also signposts listeners to important resources.
A series on Mindfulness with Shilan Keskin. There are 6 episodes in total focussed on introducing Mindfulness and the methods you can use.
You can practice these techniques anytime and anywhere, to help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings.
We believe that children, young people’s and parents and carers voices should be heard and represented.
We would love you feedback, ideas about future topics, input into developing content, and participating in future episodes.
To get involved, please contact our Youth Engagement Officer by:
- emailing: BICS@barnet.gov.uk
- calling our support line on 020 8359 3130, available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm