DISRUPTION TO HYCS SERVICES
While HYCS' face-to-face counselling services are suspended, during the coronavirus outbreak, we'll continue supporting you here by offering ideas, inspiration and support resources. Keep checking in - we are posting new material daily. SERVICE UPDATE - read more about phone access to HYCS here.Service update
“Fulfillment isn’t found over the rainbow—it’s found in the here and now. Today I define success by the fluidity with which I transcend emotional land mines and choose joy and gratitude instead.” - Ru Paul
"You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think". – Christopher Robin from AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” - Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, holocaust survivor
“Stop lookin’ at what you ain’t got, and start being thankful for what you do got.” – T.I.
"You are your best thing" - Toni Morrison.
"I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
"We are all imperfect beings who need one another" - Haemin Sunim, Love for Imperfect Things
"Made so many wrong decisions, 'Til I fell in love with optimism.” - Dave, Voices
“We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still.” – J. Cole, Crooked Smile.
"You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up is never an option". - Greta Thunberg
"Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination". - Drake
"I will not lose, for even in defeat, there is a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me." - Jay-Z
"If you can't love yourself how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?" - Ru Paul
"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - J. K. Rowling
"Be who you are and don't let anyone affect the confidence you have in your individuality" - Demi Lovato
" If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change" - Dr Wayne Dyer
“Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind.” ― Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive
“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
"Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.” ― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.” ― Vivian Greene
"The good driver sees the organic flow of all the cars on the road and becomes one with the flow upon joining it. The bad driver does not see this flow as a whole and thinks only of his own driving" - Haemin Sunim, Love for Imperfect Things
“Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.” - Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, holocaust survivor
“We can’t change the world until we change ourselves.” – Biggie Smalls
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better" - Maya Angelou, Author
"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity". - Lou Holtz, Coach
"Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself" - Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, holocaust survivor
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart". - Winnie the Pooh (AA Milne)
“You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
In times of emotional crisis, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. Reaching out to someone may feel difficult but it can really help.
Stop the balance tipping from stress to distress, check out some of the tips and see what works for you.
Gender & sexuality
A safe space to feel understood, to gain support or understanding as you explore your individual gender identity or sexuality.
Food & mood
Eating a healthy, balanced diet can really help in supporting our wellbeing in mind and body.
Self Care Kit
Wellbeing tips and ideas to boost your mood and help support you in difficult times. Something for everyone - to help you calm, connect, entertain and energise. Check in regularly here - new content being added daily!More
However you're feeling, we're here to help.
Need Urgent Help?
Help is at hand - check out the HYCS Emotional Crisis Leaflet for 24/7 services such as Childline 0800 1111 or YoungMinds' Crisis Messenger text service TEXT YM to 85258.Emotional Crisis
Young people aged 11-25
HYCS offer a free, 1-2-1 counselling service just for young people. Our service is confidential and anyone aged 11-25 who lives, works or studies in the Borough of Hounslow can self-refer to our service.What is Counselling?
When emotions and problems feel overwhelming, it may seem difficult to cope. Reaching out to someone may feel hard but it can make a difference. You can talk to us about anything – it's free and confidential – talking to us can really help!More
"It's when someone listens to how you feel. They won't tell you that you're wrong. You are allowed to feel how you want to feel."
"It helps you get out what you are thinking and feeling."
"It was good to be able to talk about my problems and not feel alone."