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Mental health and emotional wellbeing

We support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing

We know that one in ten children have a diagnosable mental health condition - that's roughly three children in every classroom.

It can be tough growing up. Many thousands of young people go through periods of mental ill health. When this happens, it can be difficult for them to make and keep friends, manage at school and feel good about themselves. It can also be bewildering for their families.

Find out from children what PATHS is and how it helps

Many children may not be diagnosed as having mental health issues, but lack confidence and feel unhappy much of the time.

No child should be left to cope with mental ill health alone. We are here for young people when they need us – to listen to them, support them, counsel them, guide them and nurture them.

How we help

We believe in early intervention, before a child or young person’s mental health becomes a problem.

We run many services supporting young people's emotional health and wellbeing, from one-to-one counselling to group work and schools-based programmes.

We have centres where children and young people can visit and have a trained worker they can trust and talk to. We help them build their confidence and get to the root of their difficulties.

We work closely with the young people's parents - making sure they feel supported too. We also stay in close contact with other professionals.