Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

FAQs - Support for Children & Young People

What we offer

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

To read about what we do and don’t do, and about our nine treatment offers, click here.

+ Will the Wellbeing Service make me feel better?

Before starting with the Wellbeing Service, it important that you understand that our treatments do not offer a magic wand. You will likely not instantly feel better and treatments can be hard work, but they really can work with the right attitude and commitment - and you will not be doing this alone. Our team never tell you to 'get over it' or 'pull yourself together'. Instead, they will help you to:

  • Learn skills that fight that back against difficult thoughts
  • Increase your self-awareness and learn new ways to handle your feelings
  • Try out new behaviours

+ What if I don’t what to say in my sessions?

Sometimes it can be hard to find the words to describe what we’re thinking and feeling - our team understands this. They will work with you at a pace that feels good for you, and might suggest alternative ways to help you relax, open up and find ways to express yourself, like doing activities, exercises, worksheets, doing art together, or even playing games.


If you are aged 18 or over (or you are making a referral for someone aged 18 or over), please complete a referral form for the Adult Wellbeing Service.