Leading youth charity release staggering figures
9th October 2018
Ahead of World Mental Health Day, No Limits has released staggering statistics which highlight the increasing need for mental health support in the area. In 2017-2018, No Limits supported 2,876 children and young people with their mental health, an 82% increase from the previous year.
Megan*, a 15 year old from Southampton, had been experiencing intrusive thoughts of suicide for over a year and had a plan to take her life when she first came to the No Limits Advice Centre. Megan was able to talk to No Limits about her suicidal thoughts and low mood. That same day Megan had a counselling assessment, which gave her the opportunity to be listened to and supported, something she had never experienced before.
No Limits worked with Megan to create a safety plan, and explored her support network at home and school. Megan is now being supported through the free No Limits counselling service and has family around her to help her through her low thoughts. Megan spoke of the support she received from No Limits, saying: “I feel that I have been listened to and I am now going to get the support and help I need”.
Children and young people up to the age of 26 can receive free and confidential information, advice, advocacy, counselling and support with anything they may be facing. To find out more, visit www.nolimitshelp.org.uk, or phone 02380 224 224.