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020 8138 1805

Email us

thenest@groundwork.org.uk

Our address

Unit 4, Co-Operative House, Rye Ln, London SE15 4UP

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I have a 'mental health problem'?

It’s great that you’re taking an interest in your mental health and it can be very difficult to know if there is a ‘problem’. If you think you’ve noticed a change in your mental health, some signs might be; consistently experience intense emotions, behaviour changes, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, or negative self-talk that disrupts your daily life. Physical symptoms, social isolation, and substance use may also signal an issue. It’s crucial to remember that experiencing some of these signs is common during life’s ups and downs. However, if these symptoms persist, worsen, or significantly impact your well-being, seeking support from a trusted adult, counsellor, or mental health professional is a wise step. They can help you understand your feelings and provide guidance on how to manage them effectively.

What happens when I make a referral/self referral?

Once we receive your referral, they are then reviewed at our weekly referral meetings on Thursday.

Once the referral has been reviewed, a member of the team will be in touch with you via email or telephone call to inform you of the outcome of your referral.

How The Nest can help me?

Really good question! At The Nest, our aim is to provide a service to young people at the point of need, without the need for a professional referral. We offer early intervention and prevention for emotional issues and low-level mental health such as worries, anxieties and stress.

The Nest provides young people and families with the opportunities, experiences, and tools to enable them to develop their physical, emotional and social capabilities. Our non-clinical intervention offers youth work, person-centred counselling, psychological wellbeing practices and traditional talking therapies via 1:1 sessions, group work, virtual resources and peer mentoring.

What do therapy sessions look like?

What do therapy sessions look like?

Therapy sessions offer a supportive and inclusive environment in which both young people and adults can explore their emotions and personal growth over 6 to 12 weekly sessions. Here’s what you can expect:

Engaging Modalities: We have various therapeutic approaches like art therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, person-centred counselling and psychodynamic counselling. These methods provide creative and interactive ways to express feelings and thoughts.

Safe and Welcoming Space: Sessions are held warm and non-judgmental, ensuring everyone feels comfortable sharing their experiences.

Skilled Therapists: Our therapists are trained professionals with expertise in working with diverse backgrounds. They offer empathy, guidance, and age-appropriate strategies.

Personalised Journey: Whether you’re a young person or an adult, therapy is tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

Confidentiality: Your privacy is paramount, and what you discuss in therapy remains confidential, fostering trust and openness. The only time confidential may need to be broken is if we feel you or someone else is at harm.

Effective Communication: Therapists encourage open dialogue, actively listening to your concerns and feedback, ensuring you have a voice in your therapeutic journey.

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