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Barnet Integrated Clinical Service (BICS)
We offer social, emotional, behavioural and mild to moderate mental health support to children, young people and families within Barnet.
Refer a child or young person to us if you are concerned about a child or young person’s social, emotional, behavioural or mild to moderate mental health.
We see children, young people and families in schools and in the community.
How to refer your child to BICS
All referrals can be made via Universal Plus Form
Social difficulties may include:
- friendships issues
- peer relationship difficulties
- social anxiety
- family relationship difficulties
- persistent difficulties managing relationships
- isolation/struggling to go out.
Emotional difficulties may include:
- disturbed by traumatic event
- problems in attachment to parent/carer
- gender discomfort issues
- difficulty in managing temper/anger
- emotional regulation.
Behavioural difficulties may include:
- poor eye contact
- repetitive problematic behaviours
- difficulties sitting still or concentrating
- verbal or physical aggression/defiance
- toileting concerns
- eating issues
- unexplained physical symptoms
- restrictive or ritualistic behaviours
- disturbed sleep or sleep issues
- self-care issues
- school refusing difficulties.
Mental health difficulties may include:
- obsessions and compulsions
- panic attacks
- self-harm behaviours.
Mental health and well-being podcast
BICS offers mild to moderate mental health support for social, emotional and behavioural issues to children, young people and families within Barnet, both in schools and out in the community.
We have a new podcast series to support resident’s well-being, brought to you by BICS. These free podcasts will cover a variety of themes and helpful psychological strategies you can use whilst moving out of lockdown.
- Wellbeing - It's good for your Mental Health podcast
- Staying well in Barnet - managing relationship challenges. In this episode, we will be talking about managing relationship challenges in the family as part of adapting to the gradual lifting of lockdown.
You will find useful tips on:
- how to manage relationships in this period
- developing an understanding of feelings and how we can acknowledge them
- developing communication skills.
View the exercise featured in our podcast:
Where to listen to our podcast
The audio for each episode will be available on several podcast platforms. Search for BICS Wellbeing - It's good for your Mental Health' in your podcast app and download the audio to your device.
Visit our Anchor podcast page to find out more.
The podcast is available on other platforms:
Free Summer/Autumn workshops for children, young people, parents/carers and professionals
Barnet Integrated Clinical Service (BICS; CYP and families mild to moderate mental health services) are offering a series of free summer and autumn workshops for children, young people, parents/carers and professionals.
Workshops for parents/carers
Workshops for children and young people
To register your interest of a group or workshop, please email BICSGroups@barnet.gov.uk
Let us know why you’re referring and someone will get in touch with you to discuss with more details.
Together with Barnet Council, our commitment is to treat each other fairly, with respect and understanding, and to provide equal access to quality services for all Barnet communities. Central to this vision is our active stance against any forms of discrimination encountered by members of public, service users and our employees.