Making sure mental health treatment is there for children and young people, when they need it, as soon as they need it, so that they can get on with living their lives to their fullest potential.  

CHILL ZONE  

Sundays, 3-4.30pm The YAC Centre, Crawley  

Our new group for young people aged 13+ will run every Sunday during term time.  
 
Chill Zone aims to provide a space for young people with anxiety and other mental ill health to meet with others in a non-demanding way.  
 
Full support from experienced DBS checked volunteers 
A range of calming activities 
A chance to meet new people in a non-demanding environment 
Supportive and non-judgmental space 
Free of charge  
Fully insured 
Email us at gethelp@yamhs.co.uk for further information 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks to #NationalLottery  

We are thrilled to have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Community fund to run this project right through 2024! Our next block of sessions will begin on Sunday 21st April and run throughout the Summer Term, taking a break in the school holidays. When signing up, young people sign up for the whole term and the space is theirs unless they tell us they no longer want to come, so there are no worries about losing your space if you can't make it one week. We are so grateful to #NationalLottery players for making this group possible for our local young people. 

How to find the YAC Centre (Foyer) in Crawley  

Meet the Chill Zone Team  

 

Imogen  

I am currently working in an NHS mental health service and studying psychology. I also volunteer for a crisis messaging service in my spare time. I am keen to break the stigma behind mental health conditions. From both personal and professional experiences, I have recognised that there is limited mental health support available for young people, particularly due to the long waiting lists and lack of funding. I feel passionately about taking action to increase this mental health support so both children and their families don’t have to battle it alone. Looking after our mental health as well as raising awareness have never been more important. It is therefore vital that everyone feels able to speak out and ask for help. 
 

Tayla 

I'm a student currently studying Health and Social care. I have plans to study Psychology at university as I want to help people be the best versions of themselves. I recognize the unique challenges children face and the significant impact early intervention and support can have on their lives. Through experience I've found that children should feel supported because it helps break the stigma surrounding mental health issues from an early age. This is why I feel passionate to take action so that young people feel safe and supported. 
 

Rachael  

I have a background of working in primary education and now as a Family Support Worker with West Sussex County Council. I have also worked within the mental health service for the NHS and have a good understanding of anxiety and other mental health conditions and how they can affect our young people. I have a degree in Supporting Learning and Development for Children and Young People, alongisde a Level 3 qualification in Counselling Skills and a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate. My aim is to offer the support that young people need in order to help them manage their condition and live their lives to their fullest potential, accessing the experiences and education that they deserve.  
 

Imogen  

I am currently working in an NHS mental health service and studying psychology. I also volunteer for a crisis messaging service in my spare time. I am keen to break the stigma behind mental health conditions. From both personal and professional experiences, I have recognised that there is limited mental health support available for young people, particularly due to the long waiting lists and lack of funding. I feel passionately about taking action to increase this mental health support so both children and their families don’t have to battle it alone. Looking after our mental health as well as raising awareness have never been more important. It is therefore vital that everyone feels able to speak out and ask for help. 
 

Tayla 

I'm a student currently studying Health and Social care. I have plans to study Psychology at university as I want to help people be the best versions of themselves. I recognize the unique challenges children face and the significant impact early intervention and support can have on their lives. Through experience I've found that children should feel supported because it helps break the stigma surrounding mental health issues from an early age. This is why I feel passionate to take action so that young people feel safe and supported.. 
 

Rachael  

I have a background of working in primary education and now as a Family Support Worker with West Sussex County Council. I have also worked within the mental health service for the NHS and have a good understanding of anxiety and other mental health conditions and how they can affect our young people. I have a degree in Supporting Learning and Development for Children and Young People, alongisde a Level 3 qualification in Counselling Skills and a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate. My aim is to offer the support that young people need in order to help them manage their condition and live their lives to their fullest potential, accessing the experiences and education that they deserve. 
 
If you'd like more information around how to support or where to get help, please contact us.  
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