YPCS Visits the Wildlife Trust

We were delighted to attend our first workshop at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre at Great Fen.

We were delighted to attend our first workshop at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre at Great Fen, where we enjoyed a beautiful and cold morning walking in the nature reserve and had a go at making wreaths with natural elements!
 
We want to thank the staff at The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants for the amazing activities. We are working together on the ‘Peatland Progress: A New Vision for the Fens’ project to create nature-based interventions and programmes to support young people experiencing mental health issues and their families. 
 

Support Group for Parents and Care Givers of Children and Teenagers With Emerging Mental Health Concerns

We will be offering a support group for parents and caregivers of children and teenagers who experience anxiety and low mood or if you have any concerns about your child’s mental health.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering more parent support groups.
 
Our second support group will be for parents and care givers of children and teenagers (5 – 18 years) who experience anxiety, low mood or if you have concerns about your child’s mental health. This group will be a safe space to connect with other parents and care givers, ask questions, gain knowledge and be supported.
 
The group will take place weekly, with a break in November.
 
Start Date: Wednesday 6th October
Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Location: Annabelle Davis Centre, School Bungalow, Broadway, Yaxley, PE7 3JD
 
If you would like to be part of the group or to find out more information, please email admin@ypcs.uk or call 01733 903288.

Support Group For Parents and Care Givers of Neurodiverse Children and Teenagers

We are offering a support group for parents and care givers of children and teenagers who have or are awaiting a diagnosis.

We are  offering a support group for parents and care givers of neurodiverse children and teenagers (5 – 18 years), both with and awaiting a diagnosis. This group will be a safe space to connect with other parents and care givers, ask questions, gain knowledge and be supported.
 
The group will take place weekly, with a break in November.
 
Start Date: 5th October
Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Location: Annabelle Davis Centre, School Bungalow, Broadway, Yaxley, PE7 3JD
 
If you would like to be part of the group or to find out more information, please email admin@ypcs.uk or call 01733 903288.

Share Your Views on Parent and Care Giver Support

We are looking to start two new parent and care giver support groups and would love to hear your views on the support you would like to

To offer further support for parents and care givers, we are looking to start two new face to face groups.
 
One of these groups will focus on parents and care givers of neurodiverse young people (both with a diagnosis and those awaiting diagnosis).
 
Another group will focus on parents and care givers of young people who experience poor mental health.
 
So we can offer the best form of support, we would like to hear from parents and care givers about what you would hope to see from these groups.
 
– Are there any aims and objectives would you like to see?
– What would you like to gain from being part of the group?
– Have you tried any similar groups or support?
– If you have tried any similar groups or support, what worked for you? Is there anything that didn’t work for you?
 
To share your views, please email daniella.budd@ypcs.uk or kirsty.skutela@ypcs.uk. We would greatly appreciate hearing from you to create the support you would want to have.

Poetry Competition

We are starting our series of ‘Express Yourself’ challenges for Children’s Mental Health Week with our poetry competition!
 
We invite those aged between 11-18 to submit a three verse poem on the theme of positivity.
 
The poems will be published on our website as part of showcasing how young people have taken part in Children’s Mental Health Week. Our winning entry will receive the prize of a Fire 7 Tablet!
 
Please send your name, age and your poem to events@ypcs.uk.
 
The closing date for entries is 19th February. 
 
We can’t wait to read your poems!