Our definition of children, young people and families (CYPF) is inclusive of perinatal mental health, extending to young people up until the age of 25.
Particular groups are at greater risk of developing mental health problems, including LGBT+ young people, children from low income households, children experiencing domestic abuse, young carers, those with a parent with a mental health problem and those with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
Working with members and partner organisations, we aim to:
1. increase understanding of the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy for CYPF
2. persuade policy and decision makers of the relevance of counselling and psychotherapy for CYPF in schools, colleges and wider community settings, including options for online provision
3. increase paid workforce development opportunities for counsellors and psychotherapists working with CYPF within our core competences framework
4. capture the stories of CYPF to demonstrate how counselling has changed their lives.