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East Midlands offers support to Cambridgeshire mental health charity

29 November 2022

A Cambridgeshire charity which provides therapeutic counselling to young people has received a donation from East Midlands region.

Young People’s Counselling Service (YPCS) has received a £1,000 from East Midlands.

The charity, which opened its first centre in Yaxley in 2019, provides psychoanalytical and integrative therapeutic counselling and creative therapies to young people aged 11 to 18 across Cambridgeshire and Fenland.

Their team of experienced therapists offer a range of support to young people suffering with trauma, complex trauma, ASD/ADHD/ADD and Gender and sexuality issues and also offers family support sessions. The charity extended its services twelve months ago with the opening of a new centre in Wisbech as well as an outreach service in Ramsey, St Neots and Whittlesey. In addition they work with three secondary schools and a university to provide an on-site service to students that staff have identified as in need of mental health support.  

Commenting on the funding, Samantha Ronnay, Fundraising Manager said: “An increase in demand on already stretched local resources and services has resulted in our waiting list increasing and we need to continue to secure funding in order to keep our current service running. We are a small local charity and the generous donation of £1000 from Persimmon Homes will provide around 22 hours of therapy, making an immense difference to the children in Cambridgeshire in need of emotional support.” 

Michelle Jeffrey, Land Director at East Midlands said: “The work of YPCS is of vital importance to young people across the County and I am delighted we have been able to help in this way to provide more therapy sessions for the young people who need it.”

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