Services for Youths
One to one psychotherapy
This is a method based on regular personal interaction to help a person change behaviour and overcome problems. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual’s well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviours, beliefs, compulsions thoughts and emotions and to improve relationships and social skills.
Substance mis-use support services
Support also aims to help young people to reduce or stop alcohol and other substance use. Programmes are aimed at encouraging young people to access social, family and educational supports to achieve and sustain recovery.
The adolescent community reinforcement approach (A-CRA) is a behavioural treatment for alcohol and other substance misuse. It helps youths, young adults, and families improve access to interpersonal and environmental support to reduce or stop substance use. The goal of A-CRA is to improve or increase access to social, family, and educational/vocational supports for adolescents to achieve and sustain recovery.
The Real U Programme
The REAL U programme (Relationships Explored and Life Uncovered) aims to enhance service delivery to young people in relation to their sexual health. This is a high quality, comprehensive programme that is aimed at young people aged between 12-18 years in a group work setting. The programme has been developed to enable young people to explore issues pertinent to relationships and sexuality. The materials provide accurate information, offer age appropriate activities and are culturally sensitive. The programme provides information to parents on how to communicate to children about relationships and sexuality.
Working Things Out
Working Things Out helps young people build communication and conflict resolution skills in to strengthen their relationships within their families, school and community. Furthermore it supports young people to identify physical activities that assist them to manage their emotions and promote positive mental health.