Are your kids going up to secondary school in September?

As a parent, you will no doubt worry when your kids are moving up from their primary school to secondary school.

But, there’s lots of help on hand if your son or daughter is struggling with something or needs to talk to someone.

The ‘Outside In’ counselling team supports children and young people in a variety of settings across Wrexham. The team covers eight primary schools, all high schools and operates from within the Info Shop.

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The team is made up of a variety of experienced counsellors and offers a confidential service with the time and space to talk about any issues that may be bothering them.

“Talking about issues and finding ways of coping”

Sharon McIntyre, one of Wrexham County Borough Council’s schools based counsellors, said: “I go around a lot of the secondary schools in Wrexham and talk to young people who may have worries or concerns about things that are happening in their lives. It could be stuff that’s going on at school or things that are going on at home.

“They can sit down with a counsellor, talk about any issues they may be having and find ways of coping with it. Outside In is about setting out what is achievable and just taking time to explore things and discover what it is that may be affecting them.”

How do you get an appointment?

You can access the service by referring yourself or asking a teacher, friend, youth worker or relative to get in contact with the team on your behalf or you can use the following contact information:

Phone: Info Shop: 01978 295600

Text: Outside In Counselling mobile: 07800689039

Email: outside_in@wrexham.gov.uk

All Outside In counsellors are qualified and experienced with working with young people. The service and counsellors follow the All Wales Child Protection Procedures (2008) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy guidelines.

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