Catch22

CATCH22

 

Here is another wonderful organisation whom: –

 

“brings support out of clinical settings to engage and support young people on their terms in non-stigmatised locations.  We work hard to prevent disengagement and offer, directly or through supported referrals, a wide range of support that builds resilience, tackles stigma and enhances life skills”.

 

The Department of Health and the NHS have recognised a need to move from traditional clinical services for young people with mental and emotional health needs.  Young people are crying out for something else, a service that can offer a friendly ear whenever it is needed.

 

Catch22 aim to improve emotional health and wellbeing by building up personal resilience through positive relationships and lifestyles, offering opportunities to develop and grow. It is hard to find services to engage with vulnerable groups of young people.  Catch22 draw on the integrate approach, taking mental health services out of clinical settings and into more young-people-friendly places.

 

The kind of children that Catch22 support are young people with educational needs, exhibiting harmful sexual behaviour, children in care and those entering or involved with the criminal justice system.

 

One of their centres is Axis @ The Hive for 16-24-year olds in Camden, which is based in an appealing environment. Axis target children who may fall through the gaps between children and adult services.  Axis is based at The Hive which is a purpose-built hub co-designed alongside young people, a place where they can study, socialise, get involved in activities and get support or info on other services that could help them.

Catch22 is piloting new approaches to support young people and children at risk or experiencing child sexual exploitation.

The South Yorkshire Empower and Protect programme trains foster carers, who is turn are supported by psychologists and youth workers.  Teams from social care and community & social enterprise organisations are supported to deliver therapeutic interventions.

 

Catch22 provide emotional wellbeing services in partnership with NHS Trusts, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, local authorities and VCSE organisations.