Counselling can be a helpful way of dealing with difficult issues, problems that seem hard or impossible to solve, or a crisis. Counselling is confidential. We offer counselling for young people aged 11-18 year olds, run by our Sussex Community Counselling services at SCDA. You can refer to the counselling service by completing the Youth Counselling Referral form and sending to us. For more information see Youth Counselling.
A 6 week program for young people needing support with wellbeing issues, including self-esteem, physical and mental health, and practicing positive behaviour change. Closed group activities that aim to support young people to gain confidence, meet other young people, understand wellbeing and develop coping mechanisms. Run weekly at Newhaven Youth Centre. To refer, please complete the Wellbeing groups referral form or email email@example.com.
Also running at Seahaven Academy, Newhaven and Seaford Head School, Seaford. To refer, please talk to your class tutor or pastoral team.
1:1 Well-being Support (Platform 9)
For young people that are apprehensive about a group setting, or require some additional support, we offer relaxed, informal chats with a youth worker about any issue. We provide supportive activities to provide learning around improving wellbeing, as well as diversionary activities that can be ‘just for fun’ and an expressive outlet. Appointments for 1:1’s are offered throughout the week both virtually and face to face. Contact us to book.
Targeted Behaviour Change Support
As well as a tailor-made look at wellbeing in a holistic sense, we also provide targeted groups focusing on issues such as: risky sexual behaviour, substance misuse, and knife crime. This is normally requested by schools, or youth workers facilitate these workshops to an existing group they feel would benefit. If you are concerned about a young person’s lifestyle or behaviour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Sexual Health Support
Do you need advice about any sexual health issue? Is there anything you are worried about? Come along on Wednesdays 4-6pm at Denton Island Community Centre. We offer one to one support with experienced youth workers who can provide the C-Card scheme and confidential Chlamydia testing.