CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People)

Counselling for Young People - Bassetlaw District

To continue and expand the provision of free 1-2-1 counselling for children/young people aged 6 - 25 in dispersed, rural areas of Nottinghamshire. No other such support is available here other than through CAMHS, for which users have to wait upto 18/12 and travel into the towns - we work locally.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 June 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 June 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1092938)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • “My anger levels have dropped and I hadn’t been bothered by anyone lately, things between me and the family has improved which is alright.”

    — Anonymous (clients remain confidential)

  • The sessions helped me to look differently at the situation. It has helped me control my anger in ways I find easy to do...

    — Anonymous (clients remain confidential)

  • I have noticed I have been happier. I didn’t use to feel like doing anything, don’t have the bad feeling any more

    — Anonymous (clients remain confidential)

  • I have noticed I have been happier. I didn’t use to feel like doing anything, don’t have the bad feeling any more

    — Anonymous (clients remain confidential)

  • The sessions helped me to look differently at the situation. It has helped me control my anger in ways I find easy to do...

    — Anonymous (clients remain confidential)

  • “My anger levels have dropped and I hadn’t been bothered by anyone lately, things between me and the family has improved which is alright.”

    — Anonymous (clients remain confidential)

Situation

Rural North Notts is an area of significant social disadvantage, including former coalfield areas. Most of our 'clients' are from families suffering the more extreme effects of financial difficulties, including family breakdown, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, debt, and conflict..The effects on Children/Young People (CYP) include depression, self-harm, anger, etc. They need a means to process their experiences, work through their feelings, and develop resilience, improving their self-esteem.

Solution

Our 60 qualified volunteer counsellors work in schools and community venues empowering CYP to devise coping strategies. Improvements in the mental well-being of our clients, and the associated changes in behaviour that often ensue, are to the benefit also of the families of these CYP, as well as to the communities in which they live which may have been impacted by anti-social behaviour that often accompanies such mental health difficulties. There is no other access here to such therapy.