CASY appoints new CEO

CASY, a charity set up to provide counselling services to children and young people throughout Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, have recently appointed their first CEO to steer the charity through an exciting period of growth.

Set up in 1998 CASY has been working in the community and in schools for 16 years. It provides counselling services, offered free at the point of delivery, and training for teachers and school staff. It also offers counselling opportunities for newly qualified counsellors and delivers ongoing support and training.

Clive Goode, Chair of Trustees for CASY, said “this is an exciting time for us, we have a solid foundation of delivering quality services and we feel it is the right time to build on our previous successes”.

It is estimated that between 10 – 20% of children and young people have emotional health issues and one in fifteen of young people are self-harming. Ignoring poor emotional health in young people can have a serious impact on their later life potentially leading to relationship and employment difficulties.

Neil Hunter, new CEO of CASY, said “I am delighted to be working with such an amazing charity and relish the challenges ahead. There is so much to do and so many people to support”

To find out more about the work of CASY visit the website or Facebook page. CASY is also on the lookout for new Trustees with relevant skills and experience to join the Board. If you would like to know more please contact Neil Hunter, in the first instance at n.hunter@casy.org.uk or on 01636 704 620.

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