“a new way forward to support young people”
In order to help these young people who are struggling and who need a trusted adult to speak with, The Wellbeing Affect are offering “Wellbeing Support Sessions” specifically designed for youth. These support sessions are informal, one-on-one sessions for young people that can take place in our rooms or outside, anywhere that they will feel comfortable to open up about what is worrying them.
Many young people need a safe landing place, as well as a neutral, trusted and qualified adult to talk to. However, sometimes young people do have a need to speak with a counsellor or a psychologist in a formal environment to deal with more complex mental health issues. During our sessions, if we notice that a young person needs extra support, we refer them on to a counsellor or psychologist.
We aim to meet each young person where they are at
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