b'The reporting year has been a very busy one for the Counselling and Emotional Wellbeing team. Over 700 people were referred (or referred themselves) into our services. 88% reported an improvement in their mental health, 2847 one to one sessions and 18 group work sessions were delivered.In addition to this, we offered telephone support to parents, carers and young people. Talking Common issues presented included: about our AnxietyLow mood counselling Self esteemDepression Anger Management services on Funding for our regular counselling provision comes from Publiclocal radioHealth in partnership with the Northamptonshire NHS Founda-tion Trust.In January, we were given additional funding as part of a wait- HAPPIER FAMILIESing list initiative which helped us to reduce our waiting list andYouth Works and the REACH agencies have secured three yearsupport rapid response services.We have also been workingfunding from the Department of Health & Social Care and Public Health with NHFT, CAMHS, Lowdown and St Andrews in developing andNorthamptonshire to provide support to children, young people and delivering a Crisis Caf from Keystone which opened ontheir families.This innovative project has enabled us to work closely Thursday evenings in January.with Vanessa King from Action for Happiness in developing a brand new family programme along with drop in support for parents and carers, We were fortunate to receive additional funding through the yearbased on the Keys to Happier Living. The programme encourages which has really helped our offer to young people and familiesfamilies to spend time together doing things that make them happy.and has significantly reduced the wait time for accessing ourAlthough COVID has impacted on how the project was to be delivered, services. it has moved online and will now be delivered using video clips and support from counsellors and school support staff.'