Rates of mental ill-health double in the adolescent years and 75 per cent of adult mental-health problems emerge by the age of 25. With I in 5 teenagers now experiencing mental health problems, there is a growing consensus that we are facing a crisis in child and adolescent mental health, made worse by the pandemic. Young people have been amongst the most adversely affected in terms of education, employment and mental health.
But the right kind of help can be difficult to access via mainstream services and many young people find them stigmatising and not in-sync with their particular needs.
From a place of pain and darkness, it can be unimaginably hard to ask for help. Without the right help, many emotional difficulties can develop into mental health problems that impact lives and last a lifetime. We are passionate about removing barriers and making the process of getting help as simple as possible; all a young person need do is pick up a phone or send an e-mail. We see young people in a way that suits them – either in person, or remotely by video or phone.