The Young People’s Counselling Service (YPCS) is a registered charity providing a free and confidential service that can be accessed by anyone aged between 11 and 16 years old in emotional difficulty. Common problems we encounter include family and relationship difficulties, issues regarding loneliness and anxiety, problems associated with low self esteem and bullying, self harm, abuse, addiction, distress through bereavement or loss, depression and difficulty with decision making.
Our waiting list will remain open to new clients, YPCS is continuing to offer a full counselling service to local young people (11-18) and their families, this will now be provided by our therapists remotely as our centre in Yaxley, and other locations such as Whittlesey Queen Street are now closed to the general public. We will be either using a secure online portal or telephone support, please call 0800 634 4395 or email Admin@ypcs.uk for further information.
3 in 4 children with a diagnosable mental health condition do not get access to the support that they need.
The average maximum waiting time nationally for a first appointment with CAMHS and nearly 10 months until the start of treatment
CAMHS is turning away nearly a quarter of children referred to them for treatment by concerned parents, GPs, teachers and others.
Just 0.7% of the NHS budget is spent on children’s mental health and only 16% of this is spent on early intervention.
We are always looking to recruit new volunteers and are currently looking for Fundraisers and Charity Champions to help increase awareness of the charity across our operating regions. Get in touch to see what we do locally and if you can spare a few hours of time each month we would love to hear from you.
YPCS is very much dependent upon the support of our corporate partners. If your company would like to get involved in supporting us through sponsorship, through the supply of services or through staff volunteering, please do contact as. We love to work closely with local and national businesses!
Young People’s Counselling Service
Annabelle Davis Centre
Peterborough PE7 3JD
Phone: 0800 634 4395
Registered Charity No. 1190555