Information for Professionals and Parents

BESTIE has been developed by clinicians at Health and Care Worcestershire NHS Trust in collaboration with young people and IT designers. We have worked hard to create a safe online space, which supports young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. Clicking on the ‘BESTIE features’ button on the homepage will show you how BESTIE works and what young people, families and professionals can expect to see in the app. The information contained in BESTIE is age-rated, so that if a child of 10 years old downloads the app, they will only see information which we deem to be suitable for their age group. We encourage parents, carers and professionals to download the app, partly to use it themselves (there are some helpful resources you might like) but also to feel comfortable with BESTIE if they are giving their children permission to download it. Apps should require parental/carer consent to download for all young people below 13 years of age. In the app, we welcome feedback from all users and are always looking to improve content, so do feel free to let us know what you think.

Children, young people and families who are engaged in work with Worcestershire CAMHS will soon have additional functions as part of BESTIE (including ways of tracking their goals and mood) which are due for release in 2020.

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