Wellbeing

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 or a Counsellor.

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:

  • Addiction
  • Anger management
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Eating disorders
  • Family relationships
  • Gender identity
  • Relationships
  • School refusal
  • Self-harm
  • 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: wellbeing@therendezvous.org.uk

Counselling – Therapeutic one to one support (5-25)
Counselling is there for young people who are ready to make changes in their lives, whether around a specific problem or a set of negative feelings and emotions.  It relies on building a positive and trusting relationship with the Counsellor – it is not a quick fix for someone’s problems.  The young person must be ready to commit to engaging in the therapeutic process and attend weekly 50 minute sessions.  Not everyone is ready for counselling and we will advise you if that is the case.  We may involve parents or carers in the sessions where it is in the child or young person’s best interest and consent is given.  Contact counselling@therendezvous.org.uk

>> Counselling
>> Counselling placements

Parents
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.

We also offer the highly effective Tune into Teens course to small groups or on an individual one to one basis to provide support and help improve dynamics in the home.  The teenage years can be difficult and every parent can benefit from the strategies the course teaches to build more harmonious relationships.  Watch this space for more information about these courses.

If you are anxious about your child and would like to talk about getting support for them or yourself then please get in touch.

Costs
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.  Charges are made for Counselling although a limited number of free or heavily subsidised counselling slots are available.  

How to get support
Young Person
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

Young Parents
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,

Agencies
If you are an agency and want to refer a young person to us then please complete a referral form

Parents 
Contact the team by phone, email or drop in to see us at the centre.