Young People

Working with Young People

We work with children and young people across Anglesey and Gwynedd within schools, colleges and in the community.

We provide the following services:

Time to Talk

Our Time to Talk service provides the opportunity for children and young people to talk about mental health, to get information and one-to-one confidential support. Time to Talk is run in schools and colleges throughout Anglesey and Gwynedd as well as in local community venues and utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness tools and techniques to enable children and young people to take control of their lives for themselves.

Anxiety Management Courses

We run five- and six-week self-management courses for young people aged 14-18  and 19-35 in the community. We also run courses in partnership with local colleges throughout Anglesey and Gwynedd. The courses are run within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework which looks at the relationship between how our thoughts affect our emotions and feelings, which then affects our behaviour. Some courses also incorporate particular mindfulness practices.

.b Mindfulness

.b (pronounced dot-be) is a fun, engaging and useful ten-session mindfulness course for young people. It is taught with striking visuals, film clips and activities that bring mindfulness to life. We teaches .b courses in the community across Anglesey and Gwynedd and it gives children and young people a life skill which they can use:

  • to feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
  • to get on better with others
  • to help them concentrate and learn better
  • to help cope with stress and anxiety

Anti-Stigma Workshops

Amser I Siarads  main focus of delivery is anti-stigma work. Stigma is one of the biggest barriers to people seeking help for mental health problems. Our Anti-Stigma Workshops are aimed at informing young people of what stigma is with regards to mental health problems, what the impact and consequences of stigma are and what we can do to eliminate it. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a 2 day course aimed at informing accurately on the main mental health problems experienced by young people today.

The course is run in line with a simple model to follow so that young people can learn how to provide help to prevent a mental health problem developing into a more serious state, encourages young people to promote recovery of good mental health, and explains how to provide comfort to a person experiencing mental distress.