Case study: learning to cope

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Megan’s family is complicated.  All her family have significant mental health problems, she was struggling at school and regularly self-harming.

We helped Megan:

  • open up and talk about her situation and her feelings
  • understand that self-harm is a coping mechanism
  • recognise the things that triggered her need to self-harm
  • find other ways of coping

Megan is much happier now.  She has a range of positive coping strategies she uses when she needs to and now rarely self-harms.  Her scars are fading, she is happier at school and generally starting to enjoy her life.

The support our team offer young people transforms young lives.   If you or someone you know (13- 25) needs our help and support then don’t wait – get in touch.

Every year we provide nearly 700 hours of individual support for social, emotional and mental health needs and last year alone we took over 65 referrals from GPs, health visitors, CAMHs, the local school and parents.   We receive no regular statutory funding for the work we do and welcome donations either as a one off gift or regular donations.   You can help us transform young people’s lives by making a donation online, by cheque or in person.  Find out more here.

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