Call: 0118 901 5668
What we do
There are an estimated 16,126 children and young people aged between 10 and 19 living in Reading, with a further 17,775 aged between 20 and 24, making a total of 33,901. Based upon analysis by the Mental Health Foundation it is estimated that:
- 700 (1 in 10) children aged between 10 and 16 in Reading will suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder – equivalent to 3 in every class.
- 2,400 (8.9%) young people between 16 and 24 will have self-harmed in their lifetime.
- 620 (2.3%) young people between 16 and 24 will have an obsessive compulsive disorder
We offer a range of services to support children and young people, including;
- Free counselling for 11-25 year olds, offering tailored sessions with one of our counsellors. These usually take place on a weekly basis and last up to 50 minutes, and you will see the same counsellor each week
To offer flexibility to young people we run sessions from 4-9pm Monday-Friday to avoid clashes with study or work during daytime hours.
We also run an outreach program which includes counselling sessions in local schools, and our Young Ambassador scheme through which we support and train young people to deliver talks, workshops and events directly to their peers
Download our Safeguarding Policy