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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 18 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.

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Service Update

 

We are closing our waiting list to new referrals for our free service until Monday 17th October.

 If you are concerned about your child or a young person, please contact your GP or in an emergency please call 111 option 2 for advice and guidance.

Our waiting list will reopen on Monday 17th October. We currently have an 8 – 12 week wait for most of our appointments.

What Is Mental Health?

WHO defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Worldwide 10-20% of children & adolescents experience mental disorders.

Neuropsychiatric conditions are the leading cause of disability in young people in all regions.

If untreated, mental health problems severely influence children’s development, their educational attainments and their potential to live fulfilling and productive lives.

Children with mental disorders face major challenges with stigma, isolation and discrimination, as well as lack of access to health care and education facilities, in violation of their fundamental human rights.

Mental health is a big issue for young people
It has a big impact in adulthood

Young People need more support

3 in 4 children with a diagnosable mental health condition do not get access to the support that they need.

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The average maximum waiting time nationally for a first appointment with CAMHS and nearly 10 months until the start of treatment

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CAMHS is turning away nearly a quarter of children referred to them for treatment by concerned parents, GPs, teachers and others.

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Just 0.7% of the NHS budget is spent on children’s mental health and only 16% of this is spent on early intervention.

Young People’s Counselling Service
Annabelle Davis Centre
School Bungalow
Broadway
Yaxley
Peterborough PE7 3JD

Phone: 01733 903288
E-mail: admin@ypcs.uk

Registered Charity No. 1190555