Emotional well-being can affect all areas of a child's life, yet often children and young people are turned away from mental health services, or the service they are provided does not suit their needs.

Emotional well-being

Our emotional well-being services create positive change in a young person’s life by offering them counselling and therapy sessions to help them deal with the anxieties they are facing. We aim to provide children and young people with the tools they need to better equip themselves to deal with their well-being in a positive way in the future.


Read about our services.

Paul Maher

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We can work together to improve emotional well-being in children and young people

'It's built my confidence'

'Before I started with The Children’s Society I was sad and had low confidence. By coming here, it’s built more confidence and made my social circle bigger. They’re really welcoming, it’s like a family.' - Josh

Around 1 in 10 children in the UK have a mental health or emotional well-being problem –

but our research tells us every year around 30,000 children are turned away from mental health services.

In 2017/18

91% of young people at our Telford College well being service said they felt the skills they learnt helped them to manage how they feel.

97% of young people

felt more able to cope with their presenting issue following their drop-in session.

The Good Childhood report

Read our annual report on children and young people's well-being: Good Childhood Report 2017