Funding essential mental health support for young people

Realise charity has started funding a new service allowing young people from PM Training to access a dedicated mental health counsellor.

Leanne Duthie is an experienced counsellor, trained by Mind, who provides a wide variety of support options for young people to help them in their day-to-day lives. She works closely with learners to provide a trusting, humanistic approach to mental health counselling.

Leanne offers a compassionate ear, listening without judgement, allowing learners to take the lead in discussions. She offers them the chance to discover their own solutions by supporting and encouraging them throughout the process.

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Person-centred therapy is designed to help you gain more self-confidence and the ability to make decisions and trust in your own ability. Leanne works with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bereavement, bullying, anger, stress, self-harm, feeling sad, suicidal thoughts, emotional abuse and gender issues.

One learner from PM Training, who has already taken up Leanne’s services, commented: “I feel counselling has really helped me. It’s so nice to have such an amazing person to help see things from such a beautiful perspective.”

The partnership between Realise charity and PM Training allows learners to attend between six to eight counselling sessions, fully funded by the charity. There are a variety of different ways learners can follow on after these sessions, from being introduced to calming apps, mindfulness, breathing exercises and being signposted to other organisations for support.

Supporting mental health and wellbeing supports the core focus of Realise charity; helping people in our communities.

“I feel counselling has really helped me. It’s so nice to have such an amazing person to help see things from such a beautiful perspective.”