Youth Pride at Wïsh

1 in 2 LGBTQ+ young people have Self Harmed. Safe spaces for young LGBTQ+ people to be supported and listened to are an essential. Over the years at Wïsh we have done a lot of work to making sure our centre is a safe space for all LGBTQ+ young people, including working alongside partner charities… Read more »

Lockdown Diaries

– Written by our Youth Volunteers for BBC Children in Need. Tara, Age 18 Everything felt a little foggy when I woke up this morning; I hadn’t really slept very well last night. Usually I push myself to get up and exercise straight away, it gives me motivation to get dressed and on with my… Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Week #kindnessmatters

This year for Mental Health Awareness week (18th-24th May), the theme is Kindness Matters. Kindness always matters, but in these trying times feels more important than ever. How does kindness impact our mental health? When we give kindness to others it can increase our self esteem, self worth and confidence. When we receive kindness it… Read more »

Remote Therapy Considerations Part 2

– Written by Gary, Lead Psychotherapist The next update to our blog with regards to Remote Sessions is the consideration of Technology. Technology: As discussed last time firstly you need to agree on a safe and appropriate location. Once this has been established you can move onto which technology you will use to conduct the… Read more »

Remote Therapy Considerations Part 1

– Written by Gary, Lead Psychotherapist At wïsh we moved quickly to transfer our therapeutic services over to a digital service in order to ensure there was minimal disruption for the young people we support. For those reading with less experience of working remotely there are some important considerations to think through that don’t always… Read more »