Emotional Well-being Service (EWS)
This service provides brief, solution-focused interventions based on CBT to promote good mental health, self-esteem and emotional well-being in young people aged 0-25. The aim is to provide timely, early-interventions for young people to avoid their emotional well-being concerns escalating to the point of needing more specialist support at a later date (such as referral to CAMHS).
The service addresses physical health issues, such as sleep, nutrition and exercise, where these impact on emotional well-being. We also work with young people exhibiting risk behaviours such as offending, substance use and sexual activity.
Our intervention methods have been developed in consultation with young people with a focus on making them interactive, evidence based and crucially…fun. We know that the more young people enjoy working with SWIS the more likely they are to continue engaging.
“I felt completely comfortable and able to open up without being embarrassed or afraid of being judged. It was a fun way to learn more about drugs and how to stay safe.”
We view all young people as individuals, and recognise they have their own strengths, aims and ambitions. The support we offer is therefore centred on the different needs of each young person, taking account of interests, culture, faith and beliefs. Ultimately, we focus on their needs, not our expectations.
"Thanks for caring, taking the time to listen and understand me. You’ve helped me with my confidence "
We want young people to lead lives which are happy, healthy and safe. We provide holistic packages of care which support the improvement of physical health, mental health and offer help with practical issues such as a place to live, access to education or employment or access to positive activities.
We work closely with a range of professionals to ensure we keep children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. Working collaboratively with partner agencies ensures co-ordinate care that meets the full range of needs.