The Children and Young People's (CYP) Wellbeing Service works with 10 to 18 year olds. We support young people to develop coping strategies, increase confidence and build positive relationships and support networks. This helps them to improve and maintain their wellbeing.
The service is avaible in West Lancashire and provides group and 1-to-1 coaching sessions. The young people we work with are often lacking the helpful tools and techniques that enable people to cope with tough times. Often these young people use unhelpful coping strategies, such as withdrawal or self-harm.
Throughout the sessions, we introduce young people to positive coping strategies through activities centred around the young person and the issue they are facing. This includes an introduction to the five ways to wellbeing, alongside practical tools such as mindfulness and breathing techniques.
Sessions are centred around helping the young person to understand their problem and introducing practical tools they can use to combat the problem. For example, with a young person who is overthinking and worrying, we would look at the unhelpful thinking styles and the links between thoughts feelings and behaviours, before introducing and practicing challenging these negative thoughts.
150 children have been referred to the service and over 100 have completed a course of sessions
72% of children have improved wellbeing, with an average increase of 31%
78% of children show increased self-confidence