* Breaking the Cycle
We are Breaking the Cycle.
Breaking the Cycle is a specialist counselling service providing 1-1 counselling support to children and young people aged 4 – 16 years old whose family life has been affected by domestic abuse. This service is for children and young people who live in Newcastle and who no longer live with the abusive adult.
Our counsellors are members of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, or other relevant professional bodies. Our counsellors work in accordance with their relevant ethical framework, keeping the client at the centre of their work.
We know that domestic abuse can affect children and young people in many ways and they often display signs of trauma linked to this domestic abuse. We will listen to your thoughts and feelings and we will support you to express them.
* Chestnut Lodge
We operate a social care model of disability, ensuring that our service users are seen as children first, and receive the necessary care and support to manage their disability so they can get the most out of life. Each young person is unique and we value their differences, recognising that what might be thought a great activity by one young person, could be thoroughly disliked by another. By ensuring children and young people have access to a wide range of opportunities, and noting their responses, we aim to enhance their life and enable them to fulfil their potential.
We operate evening youth clubs in term time as well as overnight short breaks at weekends and holidays which provide support to the individual young person and respite for the family. Firstly by providing young people with a range of experiences and opportunities which help them to achieve positive outcomes in life. Secondly, by giving support to parents in the form of a break to enable them to recharge as well as being a source of professional advice and assistance to families. Thirdly by giving parents the opportunity to spend time either together or more often with their other children doing the things that they find it impossible to do when the disabled child is at home, but most of all we want our young people to enjoy their time with us and most of all, have FUN.