Established in 1891, the vision of Children North East is that all north east children and young people grow up healthy and happy and over the last 125 years we have worked tirelessly to achieve this.
Today the rights of children and young people remain at the centre of everything we do. This includes providing counselling and mentoring to young people who have mental health problems, and free and confidential information and advice on the issues affecting their lives such as sexual health, housing, unemployment and training.
Family plays an essential role in children’s emotional, social and physical development and a happy family life will make for happier children. We strive to strengthen and empower families who are in crisis and need support by providing services to help them deal with issues they face and enabling them to learn new skills and confidence to tackle life’s difficulties.
We support families with children who find themselves struggling with issues like poor mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, relationship difficulties, debt or isolation.
We use a range of evidence based approaches and interventions to support families to identify their own solutions and to bring about change in their lives to improve outcomes for children. As part of this approach we are introducing music as a therapeutic intervention within our family support delivery.