Experiencing mental health concerns is not unusual. At least 1 in 4 of the population and 1 in 10 children and young people will experience some kind of mental health issue.
Although mental health issues are relatively common, it is often the case that children and young people don’t get the help they need as quickly as they should. As a result, mental health difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, depression, conduct disorders and eating disorders can stop some young people achieving what they want in life.
Infobuzz offers a supportive and non-judgemental counselling service predominately for young people who are showing early signs of struggling with their mental health. Perhaps they are having difficulties at school, seem withdrawn or just not themselves. Our Counsellors work with young people who may be expressing their anxieties through self-harm or eating disorders and work with them to find more constructive coping mechanisms.
Infobuzz currently have funding to work with 16-19 year olds. We are also able to be commissioned to extend the service to work with under 16's and over 19's for individuals and families who are able to fund the service from an alternative source.
Infobuzz counselling offers a safe and confidential space for families and young people to understand their thoughts and feelings. Counselling aims to help individuals acquire the resilience and skills to deal with life’s challenges. Individuals are offered an initial set of six sessions delivered in our own counselling rooms. Some of these services can be offered for free and others will need to be commissioned and funded.
If you know a young person or family who you think would benefit from this service – or if you are reading this and feel you would benefit from counselling yourself, please complete the referral form and send it to Infobuzz who will contact you to discuss the service.