Who’s it for?

All ESTEEM opportunities are for young adults. aged 14-26.

If you’re 26+ you can support us.

Take action for your happiness

Feel listened to without judgement, and gain useful tools to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. ESTEEM offers young adults from across Sussex, a variety of free wellbeing activities and 1-2-1 support.

Everything we do at ESTEEM is linked to the 6 ways to well-being. This page is about 1-2-1 wellbeing support, but we offer a variety of activities which can improve your wellbeing.

1-2-1 Counselling

Wellbeing sessions

Not sure what 1-2-1 support is right for you? Book an informal chat at ESTEEM to talk about our offer, and help you decide what kind of support, if any, you might like.

Free 1-2-1 Counselling

Counselling, also known as a ‘talking therapy’, provides you with a safe space to explore any difficult issue or feeling you are going through.

ESTEEM offers up to 24 sessions with a counsellor who will be best matched with you.

The ESTEEM counsellor is trained to work with young adults and will offer you a non-judgemental and supportive approach, where you can hopefully work things through at your own pace.

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Photo by ESTEEM young adult

 

Why try counselling?

 

  • A confidential space for you to feel heard
  • Our professional counsellors are here to listen and support you
  • Improve your understanding of yourself and your situation
  • Counselling can be a helpful way of ‘getting stuff out’, increasing your self-awareness and helping you to make sense of your situation
  • Gain useful wellbeing tools
  • Counselling can help you to develop useful tools to support your own wellbeing

Why choose counselling?

People come to counselling with a whole range of issues, none are too big or too small.

Examples of issues that sometimes come up:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Bereavement
  • Gender
  • Identity
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Identity
  • Transitions

How can I access counselling? 🙋🏾‍♀️

You are eligible for the 1-2-1 free counselling at ESTEEM if you have joined ESTEEM as a young adult and have engaged in any of our activities.

Let any member of staff know if you’d like to access counselling at ESTEEM. After a staff member refers you, Mona our wellbeing manager will be in touch to talk about the service and answer any questions you have.

After an initial meeting to see if counselling at ESTEEM is suitable for you, Mona will match you with one of our counsellors and give you an indication of when the counselling ie likely to commence. There may sometimes be a waiting list for counselling, however we endeavour for this time to be less than 3 months.

If you would like more information please contact us.

1-2-1 Wellbeing Support Sessions

We offer flexible 1-2-1 sessions as a space to check in with our wellbeing team about anything that’s going on in your life. 

You may just need someone to talk to, or someone to listen. Perhaps you have had a bit of a tough time over the weekend; maybe you're not sure what kind of support you need right now and want to talk through some options. Whatever is going on, our wellbeing support sessions are here for you.

Why go to a wellbeing support session?

  • Work towards a specific goal or a particular topic
  • Use the sessions to help you with short-term support around a topic.
  • Signposting and Advice
  • Get professional advice and signposting around how to make the most of local services.
  • A space for you – your way. It can be over the phone, doing a walk and talk, online, or in our wellbeing room at our base at Old School House. It’s your choice.

Example topics from wellbeing sessions

  • Recent Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Support to get through a difficult period
  • Feeling more confident in certain situations
  • Support through impactful life changes

How can I access the wellbeing sessions?

To book a wellbeing 1-2-1 session you need to have filled out a membership sign up form or have been referred to ESTEEM.

If you’re already signed up with ESTEEM just message any member of staff, or the ESTEEM phone and ask to be referred to the wellbeing team.

If you haven’t filled out an ESTEEM membership form you can do so below

If you would like further information please contact us.

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