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For children, young people and their families 

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We all want our children to have a happy and carefree journey to adulthood. However they can often experience challenging feelings about themselves, their circumstances and those around them. This can then create uncertainty and anxiety, often impacting on a young person’s self-esteem and behaviour both at home and in school.

For parents, family life can be worrying and challenging. Regardless of how hard we try, we can all find it hard to express and face our frustrations and anxieties and consequently relationships can become strained. Sometimes, it can be easier to talk to someone outside the family or school and that is where our team can help.

The Ladder Group provides professional, confidential and safe support to allow families the opportunity to explore and understand challenging circumstances whilst developing coping strategies for the future. We provide wellbeing, social and emotional training, mentoring and counselling services at the point of need for:

  • children and young people throughout their educational life

  • parents and family members

  • schools, public and private sector organisations and their employees

Our team is experienced at supporting a wide range of issues both at home, in school and at work including motivation, low self-esteem, anxiety, bullying, loss and bereavement, physical and emotional issues, relationship difficulties, sexuality, exams and social media pressures.

Mentoring and counselling are different from talking to a friend, family member, colleague or a member of school staff. A professional mentor and counsellor:

  • is professionally trained and won’t be overwhelmed by your issues.

  • is separate from your life and can provide a more objective viewpoint.

  • has years of training and experience in listening and guiding in a supportive way.

  • can support you but also challenge your thinking when you need it.

  • puts you at the centre and doesn’t get distracted by other things.

  • will refer you onto other professionals when appropriate.

All referrals must be made through a school, GP or similar supporting organisation (please see 'For schools and colleagues') but feel free to get in touch to discuss how we might be able to help you or answer any questions you might have.


Mobile: 07946478721

A letter for parents about the support we provide 

Information for young people about our support

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