It is now more apparent than ever that positive intervention is required to support the well-being and mental health of young people. Many services are saturated, with long waiting lists and higher referral thresholds, due to the increase in the number of young people struggling, which has been exacerbated by the impact of the pandemic. Concerns around self-harm, eating disorders, bullying, misuse of social media, alcohol / substance abuse and risk-taking behaviour, are increasing for young people. We find that many of the challenges young people are facing today can contribute to issues around self esteem, which can often manifest itself through these behaviours.
We support, mentor, and counsel young people who struggle to work through some of these issues, and help them to develop the necessary skills to create positive sustainable changes. We also help them and their families to access other services, should this be appropriate.
IMPACT BARNET supports young people through one-to-one mentoring and counselling sessions, group sessions offered through our mobile van workshops, family work, and a youth club which is open to all young people aged 11-18 years. Please explore our website to find out more.