It’s great to see, and really encouraging, that so many campaigns and media coverage surrounding mental health is taking place. Last month I listed numerous mental health awareness days.
I am aware that many young people find it difficult to not only find access and pathways to open up and talk about their difficulties, but also seek support and guidance to coping with a range of issues and difficulties. With this in mind, this month I have listed below a number of services and useful information I feel young people can access to seek help and support.
Find a Therapist- BACP It’s Good to Talk
Find a Therapy
Need some support- Its okay to feel this way- Samaritans
No Panic Anxiety Support
Respect Yourself- Support for young people 13-25
“I can’t thank you enough for always being there for me Hugh. Over the past year during the pandemic lot’s of things came up for me that I needed to work through. Thank you for always listening and helping me understand and accept who I am. Thanks for changing my life and giving me hope for my future”.
‘Deciding to find yourself a therapist can feel like a surrender; ending a shouting match you’ve been having with your own head by simply throwing the toys out the pram and asking somebody else to pick them up and put them back in. It shouldn’t be, and therapy with Hugh certainly wasn’t: it was a victory that snuck slowly out of nowhere. It transliterated the battle between me and my brain into a solicitous conversation between the two of us, one that not only let the clouds lift on my anxiety and depression, but gave a gilt edge outline to a proud sense of self my own neuroses had up until that point forced me to repeatedly detour around. With Hugh I went from getting lost in myself and losing myself in the process to being able to elide my past and present selves into a cohesive and honest conception of who I am that I am continually proud of without even realising it. Now when I stare inside I don’t have to flinch and look away, thanks to Hugh I simply smile.’
Continual thanks for everything you’ve done!