As the impact of COVID-19 and the associated social distancing rules are being felt by us all I am writing to let you know what we are doing on the BERRI team to ensure that we continue to provide the service and support that you need whilst prioritising the health of our employees and their families.
In order to play our part in ensuring the mental health of vulnerable children during the pandemic, we are offering free use in mainstream schools for those who sign up before the end of the summer term, where it is completed about all children in a school (rather than just children causing concern). We have also decided to offer 3 months free use at the start of any new 12 month BERRI subscriptions for any local authorities or fostering providers to cover the lockdown period. To support children with higher needs, we are working on giving the option to spot purchase video a consultation with our psychological wellbeing practitioners or clinical psychologists to advise on the needs of a specific child. Please use our LiveChat service or the "Enquire" button at the top right of the page if you are interested in any of these options.
You will be pleased to know that despite remote working arrangements for all of our staff, we are confident we can continue to provide the same level of service to subscribers. The only change is that we are now only providing training and consultancy services via video webinar rather than in person, to minimise travel and face to face contacts. On behalf of all at BERRI I would like to thank all of you for providing important social care services for children in such challenging circumstances. We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and well as we navigate through this crisis.
Dr Miriam Silver
Consultant Clinical Psychologist