BICS - supporting CYP wellbeing and mental health
BICS provides mild to moderate children, young people, family mental health (CYP MH) clinical services across the borough. BICS is made up of low (mild) intensity and high (moderate) intensity multidisciplinary clinical teams of clinical and operational managers, clinicians and non-clinical staff that are integrated in schools, GP surgeries, the community, Early Help, Social Care and Youth Offending Services.
We work within a stepped care model of delivering a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions working closely with NHS specialist CAMHS and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sectors. We also provide consultations, training and workshops with our colleagues within in schools, GP surgeries, the community, Early Help, Social Care and Youth Offending Services and the voluntary sector.
Please refer a child or young person to us if you are concerned about social, emotional or behavioural needs within the context of mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
How to refer a child or young person to us
Referrals can be made via The Universal Plus Form on the Barnet website from external agencies and parents, or if the CYP is known to the Local Authority you can refer via our ‘BICS request for service’ form within EHM/LCS. See link below for more information on our inclusion/exclusion criteria and how to refer.
More information about our service
We offer a wide range of services to support mild to moderate mental health difficulties across the borough this includes initial assessments, multi-agency liaison, groups, workshops, podcasts, individual and family evidence based interventions. Further information on all services for both professionals and families is available at www.barnet.gov.uk/BICS.
Face to face, venue booking request - For BICS staff
This form is for BICS staff to request spaces and venues in the Borough of Barnet where they can conduct face to face and or group sessions when providing support to their clients.
E-mail BICS@barnet.gov.uk for general enquiries
Phone: Support Line on 020 8359 3130 (9am to 5pm)
Please note that BICS is not an emergency service, and should you have any immediate risk concerns you should contact MASH or 999