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Youth in Mind offers a variety of different 1-1 support for children and young people. The services we offer can vary depending on where you access. When you attend a drop-in appointment, your practitioner will let you know which services are available at that hub.
Please see below for details of our services.
A drop-in is your chance to speak to one of our practitioners about what’s been going on in your life. It is a confidential space to explore your issues and talk about what kind of support you would like.
The practitioner will complete a basic assessment of your current needs and difficulties. The purpose of this is to find out which of our services would be most appropriate for your needs. Examples of questions you may be asked, are:
What brought you here today?
How long have you been experiencing these difficulties?
What do you currently do to cope with your problems?
Following your drop-in appointment, you may be placed onto one of our waiting lists for further services. This can vary from one-to-one support to group work. If you do not wish to access any of our services, or we cannot meet your needs, we will try our best to signpost you to other local services.
Please note: We do not provide diagnosis of mental illness or neuro-developmental disorders at TOG Mind. For support in getting a diagnosis of any kind, please ask your GP.
Early Intervention consists of one 20-minute appointment a week for 5 weeks. Early Intervention focuses on the following 5 common difficulties:
Young people work 1-to-1 with a practitioner where together - they choose which of the above difficulties they experience the most. Throughout the weeks young people and their practitioner learn about the problem itself, learn to notice symptoms and triggers, and learn different strategies to manage it. Early Intervention is classed as a ‘guided self-help’ service, so young people must commit to trying different strategies and helping themselves outside of the sessions.
Please note, to access this service you will need to attend a drop-in appointment first.
SFT - Solution Focused Therapy
Solution Focused therapy consists of one 40 minute appointment weekly for between 6 – 8 weeks. The young person works one-to-one with a practitioner to identify the difficulties they are experiencing and then sets a SMART goal to work towards.
Over the following weeks and by using guided self-help the practitioner will help them discover and identify their strengths and apply them to areas where they are experiencing difficulties and to overcome their obstacles.