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If you are a child or young person, Visyon can help you improve your mental health so that you feel better about yourself and the things that happen in your day-to-day life. If you are a parent, grandparent or carer, you can come to us to gain the skills to give your child the support they need.

The services we offer include: one-to-one therapy; therapeutic groupwork; family support work; therapeutic play; creative activities; mentoring; cognitive behavioural therapy; solution-focussed brief therapy; parent support groups.

Anybody between the ages of 4 and 25 can come to Visyon. About a thousand people each year come to us for help with all sorts of different questions and needs.

You might be feeling anxious or stressed. You might not feel very good about yourself (self-esteem), or not feel confident in school or with your friends. You might be feeling down, or getting angry more than usual.

These are the kind of feelings people have when they’re dealing with something difficult. This might be complicated family relationships, illness or bereavement or perhaps they’ve been bullied or abused. Everybody is different and we all react to life’s challenges in different ways. At Visyon we work with whatever the child or young person feels they need support with.

Sometimes the best way to help is by supporting parents and families. At Visyon we offer a service to the whole family when it’s needed, helping them to understand what they can do to make things better.

Getting to see somebody at Visyon is not difficult. All you have to do is pick up the phone and your journey has begun.

Our values (or what we think is important):

We are compassionate; we care about what is happening to you.

We are supportive; we understand that everybody needs help sometimes.

We are effective; the help we offer is help that we know works.

We are non-judgmental; no matter who you are, or what’s happening for you, we’ll support you.

We are creative; we know that everybody’s an individual and has individual needs, so the way we work will be different for each individual.

We are passionate; we are passionate in our belief that every child and young person has the potential to be great.


Visyon was set up in 1994 by a group of volunteers in response to the suicide of a local 16 year-old in Congleton. Lucy’s parents felt that if there had been somewhere for Lucy to go to get help, things might have been different. So they set up Visyon, a place where young people could go to have someone to talk to when they needed support.

Some case studies that show what Visyon does now

Danni’s Story

Cameron’s Story

Beth’s Story