Chrysalis Courses Reports On Mental Health Meeting in Reading

Chrysalis Courses reports on the growing awareness throughout the UK on the growing impact on mental health and this was highlighted at a meeting that took place in Reading.

The youth cabinet in Reading attended a meeting where two of their members Jen Young and Connor Nolan made a presentation to experts in education and in mental health from both the Council and the NHS.

Since 2012 the youth cabinet have been campaigning on a variety of different issues within mental health, including influencing changes to council improvement plans, holding an event last November and a new mental health treaty which four new schools have signed up to.

What have the youth cabinet got planned this year?

  1. Identifying gaps in service provision
  2. Ensuring an awareness of and accessibility to existing services
  3. Supporting initiatives such as the School Link project
  4. Continued work around the Mental Health Treaty

Chrysalis Courses believes in the work that the youth cabinet is undertaking but it does ask the question why the youth cabinet in Reading are having to work so hard in making sure that the provision is available?

This is because there is a shortage in counsellors both paid and volunteer, Chrysalis Courses students who are completing the Chrysalis Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, have access to a wide range of placement providers, including Place2Be, who work within schools offering counselling to both pupils and their parents.

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Referenced Article by Linda Fort.

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  1. All4counselling

    22nd March 2016 at 11:21 am

    haven’t been on here in a while, but then i remember why i enjoyed visiting Chrysalis’ blog!

    great article, there is so much work to be done in the whole of the mental health sector and as a profession this is when we should all be pulling in the same direction.

  2. All4Counselling

    22nd March 2016 at 11:24 am

    haven’t been on here in a while, i quite enjoy reading some of the stuff that Chrysalis put up.

    i think this article sums up the ever increasing need for everyone to be pulling in the same direction. the mental health sector is growing and currently it is woefully understaffed.

  3. Interesting article and explains the ever increasing need for services within mental health.

  4. This article has made very interesting reading and shows the ever increasing need for trained personel within the mental health services

  5. Very interesting and highlights the importance of having specialists trained within this field.

  6. Great article and as mentioned above we need specialist trained in the field.. about time.

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