CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People) started in 1998 when there was a perceived lack of emotional support and counselling for young homeless people in the Newark and Sherwood District of Nottinghamshire. Originally working at the Unique Coffee Bar, the work gradually widened to encompass new venues and areas.
In 2000 they registered as a charity and since then has gradually increased both in the number of volunteer therapists and areas benefitting from the service. They now cover Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire and provide counselling in many schools throughout both counties. They also deliver counselling from the main office in Newark and various community venues. They also deliver training, workshops and talks for young people, parents and carers, therapists and school staff.
Mission: is to reduce and relieve the suffering and distress, and to improve the emotional wellbeing, of young people and their families throughout the East Midlands.
Vision: is that all children and young people in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire have the best possible chance of a mentally and emotionally healthy future.
Aims: are to deliver emotional and mental health services and support to children & young people and to all who support and care for them.
Respect and integrity in all they do
Alleviating personal distress
Promote a meaningful sense of self
Appreciate the variety of human experience
Treat all people fairly
In all that they do, they strive to be:
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