Children and Young People Counselling

Our Children & Young People's counsellors offer a safe, confidential space for children and young people aged 8-18 to talk about any challenges they may be facing and explore better ways of coping. Our counsellors can support young people with a range of difficulties that could include:

  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Difficulty adjusting to living in a new family
  • Difficulties at school
  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Phobia
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem

Our young people's counsellors have all received specialist training to work with children and young people. They will listen and support you in working out the best way forwards.

Everything you say will remain confidential, this means it will stay private. However in some circumstances confidentiality may be broken if:

  • You are going to harm yourself or someone else
  • Someone is harming you or someone else you have told us about

This will be explained to you in your first meeting.

You can expect to be helped by a supportive and non-judgemental counsellor, either at our Relate centre and outposts, or within your school. They will start off by undertaking an initial meeting to make sure Relate is a good fit for you. This is also a good time to ask any questions that you may have.

If you would like to enquire or have any further questions, please call us on 0116 2543011.

 

Early Intervention Service

The Early intervention Service is an emotional wellbeing and therapeutic support service for children and young people between the age of 5-18 years old living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with low to moderate mental health needs. 

To access this service you will need to be assessed by your GP to ensure that Relate is going to the best service for you.

EIS is made up of three organisations: Relate, CFF and ADHD Solutions and offers a range of support interventions for children, young people and parents/carers. The service aims to promote positive mental health, increase healthy coping strategies and encourage communication and support. 

Community Chill Out Zone

We are commissioned by the NHS to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing support across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We have used this opportunity to provide free workshop sessions within schools and community venues in Leicester City, East and West Leicestershire and Rutland, for children from Year 1 to Year 13. These sessions include interactive discussions and engaging activities around mental health support, including recognising early warning signs of anxiety; the psychoeducation of the brain; increasing emotional resilience and coping strategies.

 

Feedback from young people

‘I learnt how to control my breathing, who to contact if I need support or help, how to control anxiety and how to spot early signs of anxiety.’

'It was very informative and helpful. I enjoyed everything.’

‘I will now know how to feel better when I am anxious or angry.’

'I learnt to know when it is anxiety and not something else and to know the early warning signs of anxiety.'

Flourish and Prosper

Flourish

 

Our Flourish groupwork programme is for children and young people aged 8-17. It aims to equip children and young people with a better understanding of mental and emotional health, coping strategies and emotional resilience through a range of creative and engaging interventions. There are a maximum of 8 young people in any group.

Topics covered include:

 

8-11 yrs (6 week programme)

  • Understanding anxiety
  • Anxiety management 
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Communicating emotions
  • Building Resilience
  • Mood Management 

11+ (8 week programme)

  • Understanding anxiety
  • Coping strategies
  • Managing low mood
  • Challenging unhelpful thoughts
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Managing stress
  • Building resilience 
  • Physical wellbeing and responding to problems

If you would like to enquire about accessing our Flourish programme, or have any further questions, please call us on 0116 2543011.

 

Prosper

 

Our Prosper programme is a 3-hour Zoom session for parents of children experiencing anxiety. Our Prosper deliverers support parents to understand anxiety and how they can best support their children and young people to cope better.

 

If you would like to enquire about accessing our Propser programme, or have any further questions, please call us on 0116 2543011.

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