Mental health charity’s warning as all pupils return to schools

Please take the time to look at our recent Basingstoke Gazette Interview with our CEO Samantha Hussey!

Counselling in the time of COVID-19

Many of the triggers for clients’ anxieties are in the outside world. For someone with social anxiety issues, even getting on a bus and having to buy a ticket from the driver can be too much. When we went into lockdown, all of these triggers were removed from their lives. The result was that clients with social anxiety issues were actually quite happy. Bizarrely this […]

The StudyTube Project

Feeling a little lost? Not sure what is happening with your qualifications? Millions of students across the UK are in the same boat and some of them have teamed up to create a shared YouTube channel called ‘The StudyTube Project’. Every day, a different student YouTuber will be uploading a video to teach you about something they are passionate about or specialise in, to keep […]

Engaging with our staff – YPI Counselling Staff Forum

In support of our vision and mission, we are always looking for ways to develop, improve and integrate – this makes engaging with our staff and volunteers one of our key values here at YPI. At our last Spring Forum, held on 24 March 2018 at the Orchard, we wanted to continue to harness ideas and insight from our people and we hosted an open debate […]

Christmas Charity Weekend at Sainsbury’s

Christmas Charity Weekend at Sainsbury’s Young Peoples’ Independent Counselling (YPI) were lucky enough to be chosen by the Kempshott branch of Sainsbury’s to be their charity of the year.  Sarah our Executive Assistant for Community Engagement and Ann-Marie our Clinical Manager took the lead on arranging our Christmas Charity Weekend (15-17 Dec). Without doubt they did an amazing job, in both pulling together the 9 […]

YPI Fundraiser – Afternoon Tea Party

YPI Fundraiser – Afternoon Tea Party In support of Young Peoples Independent Counselling (YPI), we (Simone Freire) hosted her first charity event last month and raised £251 (the £1 was to acknowledge my 9 year old daughter’s contribution, which was mainly made up of 2p coins)! It was great to have a few close friends around for some afternoon tea and a good catch up. I feel […]

Dedicated counselling service for victims of child sexual abuse

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane launches new dedicated counselling service for victims of child sexual abuse Frankie Workers aim to prevent trauma developing into poor mental health Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, has joined forces with Clinical Commissioning Groups across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to fund a new dedicated counselling service for victims of child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and […]

Frankie Worker: A lot happens for a child in two years

Frankie Worker: A lot happens for a child in two years The Frankie Project counselling is quite unique in that we work with young people alongside other agencies including the Police, Children’s services and Sexual Abuse Recovery Centre (SARC) to support them throughout the process of recovery from some form of sexual abuse or exploitation. In the first two months since the launch of the […]