Building resilience
and mental wellbeing for children and young people

Bloom for Parents and Carers

What is Bloom?

Bloom is about helping young people aged 5-18 to thrive.

Our aim is to intervene as early as possible, to help children and young people (and the adults in their lives) to build resilience and feel empowered, and to get the help they need, when they need it.

Bloom brings professionals together so that they can look at ways to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing. The professionals – who will be people like teachers, psychologists, family workers and community workers – meet to carefully discuss each young person’s difficulties and needs, and put together a plan to help them - usually by finding ways to support the network already in place around them.

How do I refer my child/ young person to Bloom?

If you have concerns about the wellbeing of your child/young person, the first step is to talk to your school’s Mental Health Lead, or another professional known to you and your family, such as a GP, Family Support Worker or Youth Worker. They will explore the current challenges with you and will either offer you additional support, and/or refer you to Bloom.

More information

Booklet for parents and carers

Booklet for children and young people

Page last updated: 19 January 2024

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