Resources

Resources for schools, GPs and other healthcare professionals

Service leaflets:

Bexley 0 to 4 leaflet

Bexley 5 to 19 leaflet

 

Useful documents:

Healthy Child Programme – Pregnancy and the first five years of life

Conception to age 2 – Addendum to the Government’s vision for the foundation years

Healthy Child Programme – The two year review

Rapid review to update evidence for the Healthy Child Programme – 0 to 5 years

Healthy Child Programme – From 5 to 19 years old

Supporting children and young people’s health: from 5 to 19 years old – leaflet

NHS Safer Communication  Guidelines

Promoting emotional wellbeing and positive mental health of children and young people

 

Useful links:

NHS Healthy London _ Asthma Toolkit

Female Genital Mutilation – Resource Pack

Maternal Mental Health Pathway – Aims to provide a structured approach

 

Contact Details for other Services in Bexley

 

Adult Community Health Services

Oxleas NHS Adult Community Services

Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (HW-CONT-0315-N001)

 

Bexley Youth Offending Team (YOT)

Bexley YOT is responsible for providing and co-ordinating local Youth Justice Services for children and young people aged between 10 and 17 who are offending or who are at risk of offending. bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=360


Bexley Youth Offending Team (YOT) – contact details

bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=360&contactid=4678


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Bexley

Highpoint House, Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill, London, SE18 3RZ http://www.oxleas.nhs.uk/services/service/child-and-adolescent-mental-2/


Children and young peoples health services

oxleas.nhs.uk/advice-and-guidance/children-and-young-peoples-services/


Children’s Eye Clinic Bexley 

020 8302 2678

oxleas.nhs.uk/services/service/childrens-eye-clinic/?q=vision

 


Easy read health information

oxleas.nhs.uk/easy-read-guides/


Health – How to get help in a crisis

oxleas.nhs.uk/advice-and-guidance/how-to-get-help/


Health information for families and carers

oxleas.nhs.uk/advice-and-guidance/information-for-families-and-c/


Learning disabilities services – Health

oxleas.nhs.uk/advice-and-guidance/learning-disability-service-1/


Mental Health Services

oxleas.nhs.uk/advice-and-guidance/mental-health-services/


Oxleas Website

We provide local NHS services in south London and Kent that take care of the whole person – body and mind. oxleas.nhs.uk/about-us/

 

Patient Advice and Liason Service (PALS)

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Pinewood House, Pinewood Place, Dartford Kent, DA2 7WG 0800 917 7159 | pals@oxleas.nhs.uk

Patient Liason Service – Information Leaflet (HW-CONT-0215-D00)

 

Voluntary sector contacts

Family Lives – Family Support Service for Bexley

Family Lives is a national charity providin an Early Years Family Support Service in Bexley through a range of time limited targeted interventions; support to families with children 0 – 5 and their siblings up to 11 years.

Located within the 3 Children and Family Centres – St Augustine’s, Danson and West Street.

Services offered:

  • Home visiting family support delivered by trained volunteers
  • Parenting workshops and programmes
  • Befriending

JacquelineT@familylives.org.uk

 

Bexley Open Doors Mentoring Programme
Bexley Open Doors is new mentoring programme funded by LBB.  It supports YP aged 10 – 18 who are experiencing poor academic attainment. Delayed personal and social development, sexual exploitation, substance misuse, truancy/gang involvement, anti-social and criminal activity

Located at: Danson Youth & Community Centre

0208 301 2969

Steve.rawlins@bexleyopendoors.co.uk

 

Crossroad Care South East London

Support to carers of children/young people, adults and older people with physical disability, learning disability, mental health, sensory impairment, complex needs, dementia.

01322 336086

info@ccsel.org

www.crossroadscaresoutheastlondon.org.uk

Services offered:

  • Respite care, short breaks, packages of care, overnight services, personal care, supported living.

 

Bexley Adolescent Support Service (BASS)

Service to support YP aged 10 – 18 yrs at risk of exclusion, with poor attendance in education, poor behaviour in education, with family events and/or DV impacting on education.

BASS do not take direct referrals – they have to go through the Youth & Inclusion Service: YOTTeam@bexley.gov.uk or call 0203 045 5073

bass@porchlight.org.uk

Service offered:

  • One to one support

 

Bexley Moorings

bexleymoorings.co.uk

Provides the following services:

  • Befriending service to YP identified through social care
  • Low level counselling service via Bexley CAMHS to YP experiencing anxiety or depression
  • Group work for socially isolated YP

 

Bexley Young Carers (Imago)

0300 111 1110

hello@bexleyyoungcarers.org.uk

imago.community/bexley-young-carers

Services offered:

  • Support for young carers aged 8 – 18 caring for a family member due to that person having a disability, long term health condition, mental health issue or substance misuse issue
  • Home visit, assessments and review of support
  • One to one support
  • School support groups
  • Chill clubs – social groups for young carers
  • Respite activities such as workshops, outings and visits
  • Awards

 

Cruse Bereavement Care (Bexley & Bromley)

0208 304 5245

bexleyandbromley@cruse.org.uk

Services offered:

  • Support, advice and information to anyone affected by bereavement.


Bexley Women’s Aid

Email: admin@bexleywomensaid.org.uk

0208 301 1536

Helpline: 0208 301 1536

Provides the following services:

  • Refuge
  • Helpline: open from 9.30am – 3.00pm, Monday – Friday to provide support, information & signposting on issues related to DV
  • Community outreach: support groups and one to one advice sessions are available for women in the community to help them deal with the effects of DV. Drop-ins take place at Erith Baptist Church Hall (Queen Street, Erith DA8 1LB) every Thursday (term time only) from 10.00am – 12 noon and at Slade Green Big Local Office (15, Rodeo Close, Slade Green, DA8 2QB) every Wednesday (term time only) from 10.00am – 12 noon. One stop shop at Citizen’s Advice Bureau (42 Pier Rd, Erith DA8 1TA) every Monday from 1 – 4pm.
  • Support Groups: Assertiveness and Confidence course – runs for 6 weeks with crèche. Freedom Programme runs for 12 weeks, 6 weeks parenting group (crèche provided).
  • Children’s outreach: supports CYP who have witnesses DV – one to one support and group work.

 

BCU Life Skills Centre

0208 301 3187

www.bculifeskills.org.uk

Trinity Baptist Church, Trinity Place, Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7AY

Services offered:

  • Women’s Project – Thursdays 10.30 – 1.00pm. Support group with free crèche and children’s lunch. Individual counselling also available
  • Counselling – Thursday and Fridays
  • Friday drop-in from 10.30 – 1.00pm – free hot lunch
  • Guidance/signposting – specialist support around welfare and benefits, legal, health. Info is also available on training, further education
  • Courses – First aid, paediatric first aid, basic food hygiene, self-esteem and confidence building, health & safety. 

 

OTHER USEFUL SERVICES:

 

The Bexley Youth Advice Centre

233 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7EJ

0203 045 5555

Services offered:

  • Support, advice and guidance on a wide range of topics for young people aged 13 – 19 (up to 25 for YP with additional needs).

 

Headscape Bexley

headscapebexley.co.uk

Service offered:

  • A ‘one step’ source of self-help information about a range of conditions and mental health for young peole. Access to an one line mental health screening provides individual advice and information, may also provide the option to self-refer directly to local Children & YP’s health services. Run by Oxleas. 

 

The Oxleas Mental Health Urgent Advice Line

0800 330 8590

Service offered:

Urgent mental health advice residents in Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich 

 

Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

rapecrisis.org.uk

0808 802 999 (FREEPHONE)

Services offered:

  • Rape crisis South London, support for girls and women from 14 uears old who have experienced rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. Open 12 – 2.30pm and 7 – 9.30 daily
  • Library Services for Young Children

 

Bexley Libraries

bexley.gov.uk/libraries

Services offered:

  • Rhyme time sessions for babies and toddlers
  • Stay and Play sessions for toddlers
  • Story times