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What Young People Say about 42nd Street

“When I first arrived I felt like the support had already started as every member of staff I spoke to was kind and caring. From the beginning support induction with [the practitioner at assessment] where she took into account my feelings and what I needed help with to the start of my 121 support with [the practitioner] who has helped me find coping mechanisms I never knew I had.”

“Very helpful session, each type of therapy was described before I made my decision.”

“CBT has helped me take control as a person who used to worry considerably. My only thing I would say is to include more coping methods such as graphs in the sessions to help practice at work.”

“[A] safe space to be yourself” [Q42] “really helped me to be more comfortable with myself” and is “somewhere I just feel normal!”

“Very helpful I feel so much more happier with life and myself. The support was so helpful and fantastic.”

“Happy days now outweigh the sad days.”

“My first assessment made me feel very confident about the service. [The practitioner] was very informative and helpful and made me feel comfortable.”

“The group has helped [my] confidence to soar.”

“I have been using visualisation (which we practiced in sessions) and it has helped me when I notice panic or anxious feelings – it helps to calm me and not react like I used to.”

“I was heard and felt understood.”

In 2016-17, 98% of young people said they would recommend 42nd Street to friends and family if they needed similar support.