We run services around the country for young people who are desperately in need of mental health support

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Our services include therapeutic support, befriending, counselling or advice.

Pause, Birmingham

A city centre drop-in service for 0-25 year olds, Pause offers onsite support in many different ways. Young people can join a workshop, create some art, go somewhere quiet to think, or simply have a cuppa and chat with someone who will listen and try to help work things out.

The partnership, led by Birmingham Chidren’s Hospital, includes Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, The Priory Group, Beacon UK and The Children’s Society and we form Forward Thinking Birmingham – a single point of access for GP’s, schools, local authorities, children, young people, young adults and families, to access the right support at the right time.

The Children’s Society manages Pause, it is a welcoming, bright and spacious hub in the city centre which will offer a range of mental health services to the target group of young people and parents. Young people can feel safe here and know that they are amongst people who are happy to be there and support them.

This service will design and deliver a range of new services and facilities focussed around the individual needs of 0-25 year olds, the first time that services have spanned this age range. It intends to bring an end to disjointed and fragmented care provision, complicated service pathways and long waiting lists. Services will also be more closely aligned with health, education and care plans, and local authority services for people with learning disabilities and those in care. 

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Beam Sandwell – emotional health and well-being service

A drop in service supporting young people, their families, friends and carers, by providing help, support, advice and guidance to any young person between 5 and 18 years old who has emotional or mental health issues.

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Beam: Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

A drop in service which listens to and supports children and young people with anything affecting their emotional health and well-being.

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Beam: Wolverhampton

Two service options to support children and young people: a drop-in service and a more structured appointment service that provides additional therapeutic support.

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Families Greater Together, Oldham

An early intervention service for families in Oldham who are experiencing or have recently been exposed to domestic abuse.

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Resolve Counselling Services: Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale

Resolve is an emotional health and well-being service for children affected by domestic or sexual abuse.

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'My Voice' - Tees Valley Restorative Programme

This service draws on our extensive experience in restorative justice, family mediation and intensive support to teenagers to help some of the most vulnerable young people and families in the area.

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CheckPoint in Torbay

This service provides counselling for 10 to 17 year olds living in Torbay who are dealing with abuse, bullying, bereavement or isolation. Referrals come from GP’s, CAMHS, schools, other services within CheckPoint, family or by self-referral.

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The Children’s Society in Birmingham and Coventry

This service works with young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees providing a counselling service to support their emotional wellbeing.

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Waves

This service offers advice and guidance to children and young people up to the age of 20, and keeps those who may be at risk safe from harm. Information, advice and guidance is offered on issues such as relationship difficulties, problems at home, bullying, drug and alcohol issues, applying for benefits and finding safe accommodation. It also offers family mediation if there are difficulties with relationships at home. Parenting advisors work with parents, carers and young people, usually within the home, offering advice and support during difficult times.

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The Children’s Society in Essex

This service has been the main provider of young people’s substance misuse services for Essex County Council for over a decade through Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service (EYPDAS). It provides a wide array of services to improve children, young people and families lives including counselling for young people who use substances; supporting young people with substance misuse issues in the criminal justice system; a targeted groupwork programme which generates awareness and works with children and young people at risk of using drugs and alcohol and engaging in other risky behaviours. The Children At Risk of Exploitation (CARE) team also provides specialist support to children and young people aged 8-24 years who are victims, or at risk of child sexual exploitation across Essex.

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Young Carers in Schools, England-wide

Young Carers in Schools is an exciting England-wide initiative that equips schools to support young carers and awards good practice. In collaboration with Carers Trust, we are improving the identification and support of young carers in schools across the country, so that they get the help they need. 

The Young Carers in Schools programme aims to provide schools with the tools and resources to support young carers and reduce the negative impacts of caring, giving them the same access to education and future life chances as their peers.

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Warm and Informed, North East

Helps those struggling to make ends meet in budgeting for essentials like heating their homes.

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Include: supporting young carers and their families

Our Include service is home to the national young carers initiative, supporting children and young people who care for parents, siblings or others who suffer from chronic illness or disability.

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CHAMP - child health and mental positivity, Cheshire

We offer free mental health first aid training and one-to-one support to help young people with their emotional health and well-being.

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