CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People) has been awarded a grant of £15,000 to help young people facing serious issues including self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Counselling and Support for Young People
CASY provides emotional support for children and young people between the ages of 6 and 25. The young people supported by CASY face a variety of issues; including family break ups, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harming behaviour, attachment problems and suicidal thoughts.
Over the last two years, demand for CASY’s services has increased and the number of community sessions has risen from 50 to 220 each week. This grant will help to continue their work at their Newark, Worksop and Lincoln offices.
CASY also provides counselling services within schools. It currently holds 44 contracts which offer a range of services which include a one-to-one confidential space, a drop-in service, group work for young people, training and support to the teaching staff and pastoral teams and support for parent carers.
In 2017-18, CASY helped a total of 1,805 young people and delivered a total of 12,332 counselling hours.
Nottinghamshire freemasons visit CASY
Nottinghamshire freemasons – represented by W Bros Trevor Timson and B Quibell from Newark Lodge, and W Bro B Woodhead Provincial Charity Steward – presented a commemorative certificate to the staff at their offices in Mill Gate Newark.
Pauline Renshaw, Finance & Operations Manager from CASY said:
“We are very grateful to Nottinghamshire freemasons for their generous grant. This will allow us to offer vital help and support to hundreds of young people across the county and beyond.”
Barry Woodhead, Provincial Charity Steward for Nottinghamshire added:
“CASY’s work with children and young people in Nottinghamshire is sometimes life-saving, as a number of those they help have suicidal thoughts. It’s also life-changing, as it helps pupils to deal with the issues they face and get the most from their education. A good education can transform a child’s life chances.”