The Butterfly & Phoenix Project
The Butterfly and Phoenix project are trained counsellors working across Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, Fylde and Wyre, supporting young people aged 11-18 to resolve emotional difficulties through the delivery of 1-2-1 counselling and group workshops.
Whilst the service can be delivered in a range of settings, many of the young people they support are referred by school staff and/or choose to speak with their counsellor whilst at school.
With schools now closed referrals to the service have decreased yet we know the pandemic is affecting many young people and impacting their emotional wellbeing. Therefore, the project has asked for help in identifying young people in need of support and to refer them to the service where consent is given.
At this time, the project can support young people remotely with 1-2-1 counselling being offered by telephone, text and via video calling.
This support enables young people to talk about their problems and feelings in a safe and confidential environment and can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, bereavement, bullying, low self-esteem, and relationship problems for example.
Counsellors support young people to use alternative coping strategies and to build their resilience before these issues escalate.
To find out more about the service you can visit their website at www.butterflyandphoenix.org