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A community-led approach to tackling some of society's most pressing issues
Focusing on early intervention and prevention

Our charity, the Young People’s Counselling Service, is developing community-based early intervention and prevention centres to tackle a broad range of issues that affect young people and their families.  We have assembled a team of clinical experts, education professionals and commercial specialists to fundamentally change the way that communities support those in need.  

Our centre model embraces partnership working and information sharing across multiple agencies to make it simpler for those in need to find help and to find it sooner. By reducing repetition of story telling and potential abdication of responsibility, our holistic vision for community-led family hubs is generating huge interest from local authorities, the voluntary sector and the clinical community.

We are supported by Persimmon Homes (East Midlands) and work in partnership with local authorities, Police and schools at locations in Cambridgeshire. Our first centre is being developed in partnership with Huntingdonshire District Council and  William de Yaxley CofE Academy in Yaxley, near Peterborough. Our second centre will be in Wisbech.

As we develop our centres we have not lost focus on our core offering, which is the provision of a free and confidential counselling service that can be accessed by anyone aged between 11 and 16 years old in emotional difficulty. Common problems we encounter include family and relationship difficulties, issues regarding loneliness and anxiety, problems associated with low self esteem and bullying, self harm, abuse, addiction, distress through bereavement or loss, depression and difficulty with decision making.

If you can help support us please get in touch today.

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The Annabelle Davis Centre project is a finalist in Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures competition. Vote for us today to help us help communities.

Annabelle Davis is best known for her BAFTA nominated performance as Sasha Bellman in CBBC drama The Dumping Ground. The award winning series focuses on the lives and experiences of young people and their care workers in care. Annabelle’s movie credits include Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and she is the daughter of our patron Warwick Davis.

I’m honoured to support YPCS as they create ‘The Annabelle Davis Centre’. The work they do for young people within the community is amazing, and is very much needed. The media’s influence on young people today makes growing up far more challenging. Judgemental social media promotes ideas of perfection, instilling ideas of inadequacy and causing anxiety in young people through no fault of their own. This new centre will allow the YPCS to help even more individuals. It provides a safe place for young people to talk, and realise that they are not alone.

Latest News

ADC Wins Lotto Funding

We are delighted to announce that the YPCS Annabelle Davis Centre project in Yaxley has been awarded a £10k National Lottery Community fund grant. Receiving

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Work Commences

We are excited to say that 8 weeks of building work at our Yaxley centre commences from Monday 3rd June courtesy of Persimmon Homes (East

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I’m proud to be a patron and supporter of YPCS as they embark on their journey to help more children with mental health issues as well as their ambitious plans to create ‘The Annabelle Davis Centre’. They already do amazing work for young people within the community and this new centre will allow them to help even more individuals who might otherwise have been neglected by the system. Young people today face more challenges in life than any generation to date, and YPCS will be there support these challenges.

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