How We Help
Young Peoples Support Service in Cumbria offers a range of services including counseling, face to face support and Therapeutic Services such as Art and Play Therapy.
Help is only a phone call away, with one of our trained support workers. The phone is manned through the day (office hours) and a Thursday Evening 7-9pm. Answer machine will take your call any other time where we offer a ring back service.
You will find lots of useful and interesting information on the YPPSiC website. Here you can read about other people’s experiences and how they received help through the ShareZone. Once you have registered with YPPSiC you will be able to access our Forum where you can talk with other people who are going through the same thing as you.
You can chat to someone face to face, talk over any fears or anxieties you may be experiencing. This befriending service can take place in a safe public location, for example such as your own doctor’s surgery or in a local Connexions office.
YPSSiC has fully qualified Counselors that can talk to you about your troubles, enabling you work through them. As with our befriending service these sessions can take place in either your local Connexions office or your doctors surgery.
If you don’t feel like talking to someone and need just need a bit of advice, please feel free to send us a text.
Play & Art Therapy
Some people find it very difficult to talk about their problems this is where play and art therapy can help. Play Therapy can help you understand mixed-up feelings you may have from experiencing something very up setting. Instead of having to talk and explain what is worrying them, young people can use play to communicate at their own pace, without feeling pressured to do so.
It can be difficult for people who have not experienced some form of abuse to understand what you are going through. It is for this reason that we can work with your family so they will be able to understand what you are feeling. Once they understand what you are going through they will can help and support you.
We work through the media and workshops and in partnership with schools and colleges to raise awareness of drug, alcohol and personal safety issues. We deliver Personal Protection Awareness and Drug Assisted Rape Awareness training in local Secondary schools. These sessions address issues relating to the well being of young people and which enabling them to recognize situations that would compromise their own safety. These training sessions provide simple practical skills and strategies that help to help young people take control in keeping themselves safe.