The promotion and preservation of good mental health among young people irrespective of their sex, race, political or religious beliefs through the provision of a confidential counselling service particularly but not exclusively within the East Midlands area (herein after referred to as the Area of Benefit).
To advance the education of young people within the area of benefit by the provision and promotion of training facilities and courses.
|CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People) is a registered charity and is currently funded to offer a confidential counselling and support to young people aged 6 to 24 within the Newark and Sherwood and Bassetlaw Districts of North Nottinghamshire and also in Lincolnshire. The service offers young people an opportunity to speak to a trained counsellor in confidence about any issue of importance to them. Counselling sessions may end after just a few sessions, or may continue over many months.|
Each Counsellor has been carefully selected for their experience and their ability to understand the pressures and conflicts young people face today. All Counsellors and staff of CASY are checked through the Criminal Records Bureau to assess their suitability to work with young people.
Working in partnership
We are committed to working in partnership with other agencies for the well being of young people. CASY enjoys a well-established partnership with Think Children that ensures our services are as inclusive and comprehensive as possible.
CASY staff run creative workshops for young people as well as providing training for counsellors in therapeutic techniques. Costs vary according to size of group, number of trainers and travelling distance. Current courses include:
- Working with Imagination using Imaging
- Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Working with Art
- Listen 'Ear
- Counselling Concepts
- Who am I?
- Emotional Health and Wellbeing
- What is Counselling?
- Exam Stress and Coping Strategies
We also offer training courses and supervision to all professionals , such as teachers, involved in supporting young people.
To contact our Director of Training please phone Frankie Musgrove on 07967 536605.
CASY is proud to announce Barabara Wilkinson, retired family director of home and garden retailer, Wilkinsons, as the charity’s new patron. Barbara Wilkinson said "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. This is a free service to any young person between six and nineteen and can even help those beyond that age. It has the backing of many local organisations and I am sure it 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."
A family owned firm, Wilkinsons prides itself on being a community focused retailer, actively supporting local charities and empowering its team members to support great causes that are locally important to them.