Who’s on the podcast?
In this first episode of the podcast Jo talks to Sarah Blunden, who is a Counsellor in private practice in Stoke-on-Trent. Sarah also works at a local charity counselling children.
What’s the topic?
It seems as though there are a lot more pressures on young people these days; this might be linked to things like social media and/or the need to do well in school. Whatever the reason, these pressures can increase their feelings of anxiety and worry.
The Mental Health Foundation states that 70% of children and young people who experience mental health problems have not received support at a sufficiently early age, so it seems pertinent that young people receive the support they need as early as possible.
In this episode we talk about:
- Sarah’s work with children and young people and the sorts of issues that can cause them anxiety
- How Sarah works with children and young people to explore their anxieties
- Ways that children and young people can manage their anxieties more effectively.
Live Minds: Young people’s telephone service
North Staffordshire Mind now have a young people’s telephone service called Live Minds for children and young people aged 11-18 years’ old living in Stoke on Trent. The service is available to call free of charge on Wednesdays 4pm-8pm and Thursdays 4pm-9pm.
The number is 0800 0051 445.
Please note that the service is not a crisis line.
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