We are an experienced provider of mental health services in North Staffordshire and are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a local Mind association and affiliated member of Mind (National Association for Mental Health) North Staffs Mind shares the statement and vision of our national organisation: Working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress, primarily in North Staffordshire.
We can offer rapid access to counselling, at an affordable cost.
Counselling for Adults
Our counselling team offers a range of therapeutic interventions, offering both short term and long-term therapy. We believe in respecting the individual, we work with you to find out how we can best support you. We are able to accommodate appointments Monday – Friday including some evening appointments and Saturday morning. We are also able to work via telephone or online.
Counselling for Children and Young People
Our CYP service offers various ways of supporting children and young people aged 5 to 18 years who are experiencing mild to moderate emotional or mental health issues. One-to-one support is aimed at helping young people decide how best to manage their emotional health, by understanding and exploration of issues, building resilience and offering interventions and coping strategies.
Counselling in School's
Since 2007, we have been commissioned by a variety of primary, middle and high school's who commission our service to work with their students. We offer a schools counselling service which provides face to face sessions or remote sessions via Zoom. All counsellors are qualified and experienced to work with CYP in a school setting. We offer a whole school approach, working with schools and parents, where appropriate. Supervision, DBS fees and insurance are covered in our costs. If you are a professional working in a school and would like to know more about how our service can support your students, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We have a number of qualified and experienced supervisors who are able to offer clinical supervision to counsellors and others in caring professions such as support workers, teachers, emergency services and other health professionals.
We are competitively priced and also offer reduced rates for trainees.
Training and Development
North Staffs Mind is able to offer a range of high quality training workshops on a variety of topics associated with mental health. Examples of some workshop titles are: ‘Mental Health Awareness’, ‘Managing Mental Health in the Workplace’, ‘Understanding and Managing Stress’, ‘Well-being and Resilience’, ‘Understanding Self-Harm’. All our trainers are qualified experienced therapists who hold a case load of clients; this means the training that we offer is informed by the knowledge and understanding we gain from working directly with those with mental health issues. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are working to adapt our material so that we can offer remote as well as face to face training. In doing so, we are striving to maintain our high standards of delivery and ensure that workshops remain interactive and enjoyable, as well as informative. Our training represents excellent CPD for professionals, as well as providing expert input around mental health for businesses and employers.