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    TIC+ (Teens in Crisis) provides face-to-face and online counselling services for young people aged 9-21 and their families in Gloucestershire. At TIC+ we care, we’re here to listen and support you – we won’t judge you. Our mission is: To improve, preserve and promote good mental health and well-being among young people and their families.

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Contacting TIC+ for counselling
Contacting TIC+ for counselling

Kayleigh's Story

  • Kayleigh was under a lot of stress. Her mum was in a violent relationship and her dad was in prison.

    Kayleigh was under a lot of stress. Her mum was in a violent relationship and her dad was in prison.

  • Kayleigh’s mum was often upset and depressed. She spent a lot of time on the phone to her friends.

    Kayleigh’s mum was often upset and depressed. She spent a lot of time on the phone to her friends.

  • Kayleigh struggled to concentrate at school. She worried her mum might get hurt or try to take her own life.

    Kayleigh struggled to concentrate at school. She worried her mum might get hurt or try to take her own life.

  •  At night, Kayleigh found it hard to sleep, which made her tired and irritable in the day.

    At night, Kayleigh found it hard to sleep, which made her tired and irritable in the day.

  • Kayleigh’s social worker arranged for her to see a TIC+ counsellor who talked with her about the issues she was facing.

    Kayleigh’s social worker arranged for her to see a TIC+ counsellor who talked with her about the issues she was facing.

  • Counselling helped Kayleigh open up to her friends. She stopped worrying about her mum and was able to concentrate at school.

    Counselling helped Kayleigh open up to her friends. She stopped worrying about her mum and was able to concentrate at school.

  • Kayleigh had to decide whether to stay with her mum. She still felt unsafe at home and her grandparents wanted her to live with them.

    Kayleigh had to decide whether to stay with her mum. She still felt unsafe at home and her grandparents wanted her to live with them.

  • With support, Kayleigh found the confidence to confide in her mum. She ended her violent relationship so Kayleigh felt safe at home again.

    With support, Kayleigh found the confidence to confide in her mum. She ended her violent relationship so Kayleigh felt safe at home again.

You're Not Alone Did you know:
  • TIC+ is an operating name of the the charity Teens in Crisis. We’ve been supporting young people and their families in Gloucestershire since 1993.

  • Last year, over 1,100 young people used our counselling services to help them cope.

  • We’ve supported young people with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, anger, relationship problems, low self-esteem and self-harm.

I just wanna urge anyone who feels they need to talk to someone to do so. The guys at TIC+ are fantastic and believe me I’d be loads more messed up if it wasn't for their support. Take that first step. Even though it’s hard it’s worth it. James, aged 17

All stories and quotes are real, however the names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.

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Who we work with

  • All Saints' Academy
    All Saints' Academy
  • Barnwood Park Arts Academy
    Barnwood Park Arts Academy
  • Bournside School
    Bournside School
  • Bredon School
    Bredon School
  • King's Gloucester
    King's Gloucester
  • Lakers School
    Lakers School
  • Millbrook Academy
    Millbrook Academy
  • Newent Community School
    Newent Community School
  • NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
    NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS 2gether Trust CYPS
    NHS 2gether Trust CYPS
  • Pate's School
    Pate's School
  • Rednock School
    Rednock School
  • Winchcombe School
    Winchcombe School
  • Young Gloucestershire
    Young Gloucestershire