Reading Information Advice and Support Service for SEND –
Offering free confidential and impartial information advice and support to Reading parents/carers who have children/young people with SEND and to the children and young people directly, if required.
Wellbeing & Autism Course for Parents & Carers – free course which will look at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and teenagers before and after autism diagnosis. The course runs online over six weekly classes, Wednesday 24th February – 31st March at 1.00pm. To register email email@example.com
ARC (Young People’s Information and Counselling Service)– We provide a free counselling, advice and information service, primarily for children, young people and their families. We also provide training for teachers and help to set up anti-bullying schemes.
Kooth – It’s available for 11-18 year-old years, seven days a week, from 12 midday to 10pm week nights and from 6pm-10pm on Saturdays and Sundays. As well as the counselling (which is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling), Kooth also offers moderated forums and self-help articles.
No5 Young People – No5 offers a free and confidential counselling service to young people aged 11-25. No5 also offers a low-cost adult counselling service for those aged 26+ (£20 per session).
Source – Reading’s Young People’s Drug & Alcohol service. They work with young people under 18 years old or up to 25 if they are vulnerable adults or have learning difficulties.