Looking after your social, emotional and mental wellbeing is really important and when things are getting on top of you it helps to talk – to a caring friend, family member, teacher, a youth worker.
At the Rendezvous we don’t judge. Everything is kept confidential unless we think that someone is at risk (in which case we have a legal duty to report it) and we will always encourage the young person to talk to their parents or carers where appropriate. Things we can help with include:
- Anger management
- Eating disorders
- Family relationships
- Gender identity
- School refusal
- Stress and anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
Listening – One to one support (13-25)
Our team of youth workers are there to give individual confidential support, help and advice/guidance to young people at points of crisis or struggling to cope with challenges they face. The youthwork team provide a sympathetic listening ear for young people who may be ‘fizzing’ with emotions. The team give direct advice and whilst being sympathetic and understanding will robustly challenge ideas and actions resulting from poor choices. The work is done by appointment although we will always try to see someone at a point of crisis. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselling – Therapeutic one to one support (5-25)
We are currently running a small Counselling project in the local primary school in a bid to provide support at an early stage and prevent situations worsening in later years. This project has been funded thanks to the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital.
If you are anxious about your child and would like to talk about getting support for them or yourself then please get in touch. We do not offer family therapy but we may invite family members to attend sessions as appropriate and with the permission of the child or young person.
If you are anxious about your child and would like to talk about getting support for them or yourself then please get in touch.
No charge is make for one to one support with a youth worker although as a charity with no regular funding donations are always welcome.
How to get support
Contact us – by phone, by email or drop in to see us at the centre of if you’re at the Gryphon School talk to the pastoral team or Head of Year
Contact us by phone, email or drop in to the centre of the weekly group that runs in the Cheap Street Church Hall on Wednesdays (12.30 – 2.30). Alternatively talk to your Health Visitor who can make a referral for a home visit,
If you are an agency and want to refer a young person to us then please complete a referral form
Contact the team by phone, email or drop in to see us at the centre.