Online support for children and young people

Healios is a leading digital provider of mental health, autism and ADHD services for children and young people aged 25 and under.

We believe your family should be able to access quality care when it’s needed. That’s why we’ve paired an expert team with the right technology so your child can access the support and information they need quickly through interactive video sessions.

Working with the NHS, we delivered more than 25,000 sessions in 2020 alone. With our help, you can gain a better understanding of what your child needs to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential.

Mental health services

At Healios, we know no two children or young people are the same. We tailor our sessions around each individual to ensure they receive comprehensive person-centred care.

Understanding their needs

Many children and young people begin their Healios journey with a mental health assessment. During this online session, we’ll work with you and your child to gain a better understanding of what they have been struggling with and try to identify if there’s a particular mental health challenge involved, such as anxiety, low mood or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Continuing support

If your child continues their journey with Healios, they’ll receive personalised therapy. This could involve Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help them make sense of and work on their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, or Goal Based Intervention (GBI) to improve their emotional coping skills, boost resilience and achieve their goals. Support could be delivered in a variety of ways, including video sessions with a clinician, text-based communication or self-care exercises on the ThinkNinja app.

Autism and ADHD services

Autism and ADHD affect different people in different ways. Our autism and ADHD services are delivered in a highly personalised way for the best possible experience and outcome.

Understanding their needs

Our clinicians assess children and young people for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using gold-standard assessment tools. Your child’s appointments will take place online, making it easier to attend if they are anxious about spending time with new people, have sensory sensitivities or feel more comfortable at home.

Continuing support

Receiving an autism or ADHD diagnosis can have a big impact on everyday life. In some areas, we can offer post-diagnostic support to help children, young people and their families understand and manage the consequences of a diagnosis. These sessions can be used to discuss issues like sleep difficulties, socialising and adapting your home to suit your child’s needs.

Enhanced digital support

Developed by experts with the help of children and young people, ThinkNinja is an app for 10 to 18 year olds that helps users to build resilience and manage their mental health through CBT-informed exercises. If your child is receiving care from Healios, they may be given a ThinkNinja login for additional on-demand support.

Some young people may also be suitable for our CBT Bytesize programme, where CBT is delivered in small, manageable blocks through text, chat and video. If your child is eligible and CBT Bytesize is available in your area, they’ll have frequent check-ins with a clinician through a text messaging function on the ThinkNinja app, as well as their video sessions.