Most Counselling Referrals on Hold Until Further Notice. Register Below for Updates.
If you live in Stony Stratford, Shenley Church End or attend Radcliffe School, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we have additional funding to support young people from those areas. If you want quicker access to free counselling spaces in your area or some long term options, please contact your Parish Council, Ward Councillor, GP Surgery or local school and tell them to get in touch.
For other sources of support, including people to talk to straight away please Other Support
We offer up to 8 sessions of free* counselling for young people living in MK.
Before counselling begins we hold an initial welcome meeting to learn about the young person and answer any questions. Then if counselling is suitable and the young person wants to go ahead, we assign an appropriate counsellor.
Our counselling service is a brief 8 session model for young people aged 11-21 who live, learn or work in Milton Keynes or the surrounding areas (areas that pay council tax to MK Council).
Counselling is a way of helping with problems or a space to think things out. It's based on building a trusting relationship between you and your counsellor. It can help you talk about your experiences and make sense of them. Counselling can help to express difficult feelings and learn how to manage them in a helpful way.
It may be a few days to a week before we are able to contact you about your referral. However, you can talk to someone from YiS about what else may help (services we offer as well as other options locally) by calling 01908 892998 or chat with us on Messenger at m.me/YiSMentalHealth.
You can also visit our Support & Advice page for other options, including people you can speak to straight away.
If you live in one of the following areas you are likely to be seen sooner thanks to local funders:
Crownhill, Grange Farm, Medbourne, Shenley Church End, Shenley Wood, Oakhill and Oxley Park residents have places funded by Shenley Church End Parish Council.
If you want quicker access to free counselling spaces in your area or some long term options, please contact MK Council, your Parish Council, Ward Councillor, GP Surgery or local school and tell them to get in touch.
Organisational registrations may incur a fee (see form for details)
*Counselling is free for young people who register themselves, or those that are registered by a legal family member or via MK Council / Social Services.
Organisational registrations may incur a fee (see form for details).