The YCSMAS Team has been created in response to the growing number of young people referred for counselling and/or substance misuse support with comorbid presentations. It is a holistic health service for young people that integrates two specialist Targeted Youth Service teams: TYS Youth Counselling Service
IYPDAS (Islington Young People Drug and Alcohol Service)
Both services are free and confidential.
TYS/SEMH (Social, Emotional & Mental Health) Youth Counselling Service
Offers 6-8 weekly counselling sessions (extended up to 12 sessions for complex needs) of integrative talking therapy for young people who live, or study in Islington. Trauma informed, creative and solution focused ways of working are implemented alongside talking therapy if helpful for the young person.
IYPDAS (Islington Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service)
Offers group work and one-to-one targeted support and treatment to young people affected by drug and alcohol issues. This service can also provide peer professional support, training and consultation to partner agencies engaged with young people in need.