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Boloh - The Black and Asian family Covid-19 Helpline

Boloh - The Black and Asian family Covid-19 Helpline

Barnardo’s COVID-19 helpline and webchat for those 11+

Welcome to Boloh, the Helpline for Black and Asian children, young people and families affected by Covid-19.

In many languages, Boloh means speak. We are encouraging Black and Asian children, young people and families affected by Covid-19 to speak to us: about their worries, their problems and their stresses during this time. Between Monday and Friday, 1pm and 8pm, we will provide emotional support, advice and signposting to other organisations who can provide further help.

Speak to us

We are available to talk Mon-Fri, from 1pm-8pm.

If you have been affected by the pandemic and you need someone to talk to or advice, you can contact one of our specialist support advisors to talk about it, Mon-Fri between 1pm-8pm.

If you prefer to have a chat with the specialist support advisor, you can do this via the live webchat by clicking on the   Orange webchat icon  icon on the bottom right.

As well as children and young people, we also invite parents and carers to contact the helpline on 0800 1512605 or talk to us on webchat if they require advice on how to support their child or young person they are caring for. Professionals can make contact to discuss how to support a child or young person they are working with.

Our staff can talk to you in English, Urdu or Hindi.

Your data, Your rights

For information on what data this service collects about you and how we will handle it please see our  Your Data, Your Rights leaflet  ​​​​​.​