SPIRAL is a small charity that offers a free confidential service for young people to build resilience and reduce the effects that bullying can have on a young person. We also work with young people that have/are being targeted by bullying, the service is available for young people aged 8-18 and up to 25 with learning difficulties and hardship.
Spiral works in a person-centred and solution focused way, to assist building resilience in young people and reducing stress in families.
One-to-one support is usually lasts over 6 -10 weeks and can be extended if needed, during this time our Mental health worker will keep in regular contact with the young persons family. Once the support sessions have finished, information on how to continue supporting the young person to build resilience at home can be provided.
Spiral has collected information through questionnairs and a regular issue raised, is that young people avoid talking to their families about being bullied because they don't want to make them worry. At Spiral we also offer support in building communication between families.
Spirals support sessions involve a confidential setting. A member of Spiral will listen attentively to each person. They offer them the time, empathy and respect they need to express their feelings and perhaps understand themselves and the situation from a different perspective.
The aim of the support sessions are to move forward and learn new ways to deal with difficult situations.
The type of support used in sessions vary from person centred, solution focused therapy, empty chair therapy, stress management, and bullying and harassment therapy. Being able to offer a variety of therapies allows flexibility in the support sessions.
As well as talking, worksheets and creativity will be introduced into the sessions. This again depends on the individual and what works well with them
Who to contact
You can call Spiral on 07474070236 to ask any questions. If no one answers your call, leave a voice mail, text message, or email and someone will contact you as soon as they are available.
Where to go
- Fred Bear Carpets
Fred Bear Carpets Ltd, 1 Tower Court
West Tower Street
- CA3 8QT