According to NHS Digital, 1 in 6 children aged five to sixteen were identified as having a probably mental health problem in July 2021. This is a huge increase from 1 in 9 in 2017. This is five children in every classroom.
At ASK PIP Charity, we have found that it is important to incorporate counselling with education because it can be difficult for a child or young person to learn if they are silently struggling with their mental health.
Nearly half of 17 to 19 years old with a diagnosable mental health disorder have self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52% for young females (NHS Digital 2018).
Counselling is not always affordable to everyone. At ASK PIP Charity, we aim to provide free or subsidised counselling for families from low-income households, children in care, and children in need.
We will aim to provide you with a set number of counselling sessions provided by one of our qualified therapist or counsellors. All our therapists are qualified and registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or any reputable professional body. Our therapist team are DBS checked and have experience in helping families, couples, and individuals across a wide variety of issues. They are also required to adhere to our safeguarding policy.
Eligibility will be means tested as we aim to support those from low income families/households.