Here’s a quick overview of what the Therapeutic Social Work Team in Leeds do and how they might be able to help you.
Who can they help?
The Therapeutic Social Work Team are here to help young people in Leeds who have a social worker or who have left care, and who need some extra help with their thoughts and feelings.
What sort of things could they help you with?
Maybe you’ve been feeling stressed or really fed up? You may be finding it hard to control big feelings – anger, sadness or even excitement. Perhaps it feels hard to sleep or to concentrate at school or college. Sometimes worries can feel overwhelming or you might be struggling to understand why you’re in care. You might be hurting yourself or doing other risky things.
How do they help?
They can help in lots of different ways. They might work with you on your own or with your parent or carer. They can see people at home, at school or at their base in Leeds, and this is usually every week. They might work only with your parent or carer or school to help them to help you. Whatever they do, they’ll try to help in the best possible way for you.
How can you get their help?
Talk to your social worker or your personal advisor and they will ask the team for you – your parent/carer could help you do this.