TeenTalk - Listening Support and Counselling for Young People

Just as people’s bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become unwell too.

Who’s it for?

The service is aimed at 10-18 year olds who are struggling to deal with their feelings.

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety, stress, loss and anger, and are often a direct response to what is happening in our lives.

By improving our mental health, we are better able to make improvements in all aspects of our lives. We become better able to deal with stress and difficult times, are able to learn better, enjoy friendships and are better able to take on responsibilities and achieve goals.

Young Melksham are working in partnership with Off The Record (BaNES) to offer a counselling service for 10-18 year olds. Off The Record (BaNES) is a charity that seeks to relieve the need, hardship or distress of young people by providing advice, support and counselling.

What can you expect?

Sessions take place in The Canberra Centre on Spa Road in Melksham on Thursdays between 3.30pm and 6.30pm. You will meet your counsellor in a comfortable and private room for an hour’s session each week. The total number of sessions you attend will depend on your circumstances.

You will be offered the opportunity for an initial meeting with a counsellor to find out more about the service and whether it would be of benefit to you.

How to get involved

If you are interested in the opportunity of counselling please complete the online referral form below.

What does it cost?

Nothing! Young Melksham is a charity based in the heart of Melksham and are committed to making our service accessible to all young people in the Melksham Community Area. We are entirely funded as an organisation by dontations and grant funding, but strongly beleive that cost should not be a barrier to accessing services.

If you would like to support the delivery of our free-to-access counselling services for young people you can make a donation here.

Self Referral Form

If you would like to speak to our counsellor about any issue, please complete this form. Once you have completed and submitted the form we will be back in touch with you to confirm the details of the appointment. Please tell us a little bit about you Name* Date of Birth* ... ... Read More