Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

CBT - cognitive behavioural therapy (age 8+)

CBT for children & young people in Brighton & Hove, provided by YMCA DownsLink Group and the Wellbeing Service.

The CYP (Children and Young People) part of the Wellbeing Service is delivered by YMCA DownsLink Group.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to help people who are feeling anxious or low.

CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

Unlike some other talking treatments like Counselling, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.

who is cbt good for?

Children/young people aged 8-18 with mild to moderate mental health needs, such as:

  • Single event traumas

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Mild to moderate depression

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic

  • Specific phobias

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder