Unfortunately due to the surge in demand for Manchester Mind Young People’s counselling service during the ongoing pandemic, our waiting times have increased significantly. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our waiting list to new referrals, to be reviewed every 4 weeks. Please check this page again for further updates. All other services remain unaffected.
About our counselling service
Counselling is a way for you to talk about your problems and to find new ways to cope. Some of our counsellors are qualified, others are in training. They will help you talk about your problems and the difficulties you have experienced in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.
How we can help you
Our service is free for anyone aged 15-25 who lives in Manchester and interpreters can be provided. Lots of people find counselling helpful.
Counselling can help you with the following:
- Difficult life experiences
- Panic attacks
- Struggling to cope
- Low self-esteem
- Hearing voices
- Unwanted thoughts
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
We have also helped people who are coping with difficult things that have happened (e.g. having to leave home, the end of a relationship, bullying, bereavement and abuse).
Counselling is not about giving you advice or trying to persuade you round to the counsellors’ point of view, nor is it just a friendly chat discussing the week’s events as you would with a friend.
The counsellor tries to help you to understand yourself and others and will work to help you to find your own solutions.
I used to get panic attacks when I was with only three or four people. I gained so much confidence by coming to Manchester Mind that I was able to perform jujitsu in front of 1500 people at a competition. Imagine that!