Barnardo’s launched a UK-wide support service which is making a positive difference to the lives of many Black, Asian and minority ethnic children, young people and their families impacted by the pandemic. This new support service is called Boloh Helpline which provides a free telephone and web chat facility for children, young people and families from these communities. The helpline’s team of specially trained advisors and psychotherapists provide advice, signposting and therapeutic support.
Since its launch in October 2020, the helpline has provided a service to over 1200 children, young people and families from these communities who are experiencing a complex range of issues including mental health, bereavement, family break-down, neglect, back to school, parenting advice, counselling, family stress, discrimination, barriers to services and more.
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If you require any further information on the helpline please don’t hesitate to get in touch with them. You can find out more about the new helpline here.