Your emotional wellbeing

Being a young person can be tough, especially if you are struggling with personal or emotional difficulties.

Friends or family aren't necessarily available or the people you want to talk to at such times. It can sometimes be difficult to talk about things, but talking does help.

We have a lot of experience in working with young people and we can help you to figure out which of our therapy options is most likely to help you.

We might see you at one of our young people's services, but if we think another service could help you more we can help you get in touch with them.

One of our services is to work with young people that self harm. Below, Alex Duckwork explains how we can help you.

What we do

We see young people who are going through problems which they might be struggling to manage. Sometimes these problems can have a negative impact on you and your life.

When we first meet you, we will spend time getting to know you and hearing about the difficulties you are facing.

This may mean being seen for a few sessions only, or a longer time; sometimes we will recommend another service that we feel is better suited to helping you and we will discuss this with you.

Lots of places can help so why should you come to us?

We are one of the few NHS clinics able to offer a service specifically for young people over and above the age of 18.

Many services are not able to see you once you turn 18. Other places have adult services that start at 18.

We specialise in the difficulties of this age group and have lots of experience which help us to really understand your difficulties.

We will do our very best to support you and to offer solutions to whatever is troubling you.

Do you need help?

Young people come to us with all sorts of difficulties, so the first thing to do is understand what is troubling you.

My first visit

We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from GPs and other professionals such as social workers, psychiatrists and teachers.

What are the alternatives?

There is often a range of different approaches to a problem or difficulty.