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19 March 2014, 16:00
A new online counselling service for young people in Brighton & Hove has been launched.
The ‘E-motion’ online counselling project is a partnership between Sussex Central YMCA Youth Advice Centre, Impact-Initiatives Young People’s Centre, and the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help those aged 13-25.
The unique digital service means they can email concerns and worries to compliment existing face to face counselling services.
“E-motion” is open to everyone, however due to the nature of their work and the funding available, the service aims to target young people who, for whatever reason do not chose to access face to face counselling. This can be young men in particular, or young people who have difficulties attending the centres due to location, illness, responsibilities as carers, disability, mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.
Ginny Roads, Counselling Co-ordinator at the Young People’s Counselling Service in Central Brighton said “This is an exciting new project giving young people the opportunity access an alternative to counselling other than talking to a counsellor face to face. It meets young people where they feel most comfortable, is often more convenient and reflects their growing use of technology and the internet “
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