About Us

About Us

About CASY

CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People) started in 1998 when there was a perceived lack of emotional support and counselling for young homeless people in the Newark and Sherwood District of Nottinghamshire. Originally working at the Unique Coffee Bar, our work gradually widened to encompass new venues and areas.

In 2000 we registered as a charity and since then has gradually increased both in the number of volunteer therapists and areas benefitting from the service. We now cover Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire and provide counselling in many schools throughout both counties. We also deliver counselling from our main office in Newark and various community venues. We also deliver training, workshops and talks for young people, parents and carers, therapists and school staff.

Board of Trustees

We are governed by a dedicated and skilled group of trustees, who give their time freely. We are very grateful for their contribution and enthusiasm.

Clive Goode Chair of Trustees

Becky Johnson Secretary

Jill Oakham Treasurer

Gill Goode

Jamie Smith

We are always looking to enhance the skills and experience of our Board by adding new members. If you feel you have valuable skills and would like to volunteer your time then please contact Mick Mason.


We are extremely thankful for the support of out patron Barabara Wilkinson, retired family director of home and garden retailer, Wilkinsons.

“The twenty first century has brought new pressures on young people – pressures to perform, pressures to conform and pressures to demonstrate they are adults perhaps before they are ready. CASY will have an increasingly important role in helping young people at a time when their lives are not just in transition but often in turmoil.”

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