On the eve of National Suicide Day, here at Winchester Youth Counselling (WYC) we are proud to be working to prevent suicide amongst children and young people.
Through our work we see every day how access to psychological therapies is a vital part of suicide prevention. Early intervention is so important in offering young people support before they reach crisis point.
What is the issue?
Suicide was the leading cause of death for males and females aged between five to 34 in 2019 (ONS, 2019).
Nearly half of 17-19 year-olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder has self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52.7% for young women (NHS Digital, 2020).
How we help
At WYC we provide a range of therapeutic services to children and young people who are facing difficulties with their mental health living in the Winchester district. We offer support to parents and carers too.
Our counselling services work to improve the long-term wellbeing of the children and young people, enabling them to overcome trauma, develop coping strategies for difficult feelings, build resilience and live happier lives.
You can help us too
So, if you want to be part of the solution, please consider supporting Winchester Youth Counselling.
To help us today, please make a donation.
Longer term, please consider supporting us through your work or school, fundraising for us or considering volunteering. Contact us if you would like to find out more.
Together we can make a difference.
Note for young people and parents
WYC is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone this weekend, there are many helplines staffed by trained people ready to listen. These organisations can help you with immediate crisis support. Visit here for more info.