Children and Young People’s Service

Our Peer Support in Schools Service currently runs in primary and secondary schools in Buckinghamshire. The Young People’s Service trains both year 6 and year 13 students in mental health awareness and gives them the skills needed to support peers in their schools. To date, we have trained 119 mentors and supported 164 young people.

What our service users say:

“We learned all about what a peer mentor is and what mental health is and I’m going to go home and talk about it.”

“I liked learning different ways to sort situations out that I couldn’t have solved before. I liked doing a role play and seeing how arguments occur and how to fix it.”

“We all put our ideas into action and learnt how to help others. Another thing I liked was how we discussed our feelings and talked about mental health.”

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In addition, we provide high quality one-to-one Counselling to young people aged 11 to 18 with a variety of mental health needs. The service, which is subsidised in Aylesbury, has been running for ten months and to date we have delivered 83 counselling sessions. We are currently in the process of growing this service.

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Statistics for April 2016 to March 2017:

  • Lives touched: 216
  • Peer Support Mentors trained: 119
  • Counselling sessions delivered: 83