It’s widely accepted within both the treatment field and recovery community that you can’t “manufacture an epiphany”.  That you have to wait until someone wants help.  Youth Interventions rejects this hypothesis entirely.  If everyone could stop hurting themselves (or others) the first time they realised that they were causing harm, then they would.

That’s not the way it works.  We’re a highly complex piece of biological engineering and the human brain and our subsequent behaviours are fascinating.  The good news is, there’s science behind it all – and when you know and understand the science – you can work out solutions!  Youth Interventions can work with you to do exactly that.

We at Youth Interventions want to equip your young person to:

 be able to stop the behaviours that are causing harm working with them to reduce poor mental health, increase self esteem, resilience and self efficacy. Very often, substance misuse, self harm, not eating, depression among other things are indicative of another emotional or mental health disorder.

 

So how are we going to do this?

Well, no matter which school of thought that you subscribe to, one universal fact remains, treating  adolescents and young people is complex and tricky!  Therefore, the therapeutic alliance is a crucial component of the effectiveness of the treatment modality applied. Young people demand authenticity, and that is something that we at Youth Interventions can offer.  You can find out more about this in the About Us page.

Let’s tell you about The One to One process:

  • We devote time, care and attention to the assessment process – for example if your young person is misusing drugs, we will establish a Context of use – we understand that getting this right increases the likelihood of success in all subsequent interventions.

  • We are a person centred organisation and respect the individuality of us all.  This will determine the treatment  modality that will be applied to the young person’s intervention – for example some might respond better to talking it out, while others might work better to a structured approach such as CBT

  • Treatment however will always contain elements of Stages of Change, CBT to challenge faulty or “twisted thinking”, self esteem and resilience building tools.

  • Relapse prevention and harm reduction (it is imperative that we cover every eventuality) will be covered in depth.

While we cannot guarantee that your young person will have had their “epiphany” by the time that treatment is over, evidence suggests that the concept of recovery grows from a seed into something very real.  Within our testimonials it is shown that the coping strategies young people have learned  may be adopted in later life.