We offer a wide range of supportive and therapeutic wellbeing services for our community and local partners.
While we try to help and support everyone we can, there are situations that are beyond our expertise. We are not a suicide intervention or crisis centre and if you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours please contact 999 for emergency assistance or if you feel you need to talk to someone please call Samaritans on 116 123 or email Samaritans : firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website: https://www.samaritans.org.
Alternatively you can contact The Calm Zone on : or visit https://www.thecalmzone.net/ For young people aged up to their 19th birthday you can contact Childline on 0800 1111 or visit their website: https://www.childline.org.uk/
Our organisational model is to work with clients in an Integrative framework, this simply means that we work with more than one model to address the unique needs of the people we support.
Some key specialisms work with are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person centred and a Trauma Informed Approach, Mental Health, Psychodynamics where we may explore the work of the unconscious mind and how that presents itself in our present.
We offer clinical supervision to qualified counsellors, those in training, and community professionals such as social workers, youth and family workers and more.
As an organisation that serves the community with workers often exposed to secondary trauma from the work we do. We strongly advocate that local community organisations recognise the support needs of their workforce.
Mental Health First Aid
This course is ideal for individuals who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.
Our courses won’t teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA®) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. Teaching you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
Suicide Prevention and Intervention
Suicide First Aid Understanding Suicide Intervention (SFAUSI) is comprised of 4 parts, each 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide to competently intervene to help create suicide-safety as a first aid approach.
Young People Services & Mentoring
For young people we offer Counselling services on site and in Educational facilities and our Fully Licensed, and evidence based Outcomes Star Mentor Programme.
We also offer a wide range of workshops around self-esteem, consent, grooming to name a few to help young people to make positive life choices.