Barnardo’s have launched a brand new emotional wellbeing service – See, Hear, Respond.

This service will work with children and young people in Northern Ireland who might need additional support to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, offering practical and therapeutic support. It will also offer advice and guidance to any adults who are concerned about a child’s mental health and wellbeing.

The types of issues children and young people may need support for: – Anxiety around Covid restrictions and lockdown 

Being back at school 

Concerns for health of parents/ grandparents/ family members

Help with isolation

Relationships with parents & family

Dealing with bereavement

Families in Northern Ireland can now self-refer for See, Hear, Respond online at or call 0800 157 7015 available from noon until 7pm, Monday to Friday.