Mental Health & Wellbeing

​One in ten five to sixteen year olds has a mental health disorder.  There has been a dramatic increase in demand for Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health services across the country (House of Commons Health Committee 2014)
Longlands is a unique environment in which we are able to offer one-to-one therapy support and mentoring to young people suffering from anxiety, anger issues, depression and lack of self-esteem. Many young people have already benefitted from the therapeutic effects of our beautiful and tranquil rural environment, and the care and companionship of our many animals. 

Julia Evans has a Foundation Degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Worcester University. She also has a Level 3 Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling. Julia has run the Longlands Riding for the Disabled group for twenty-six years and has recently qualified as a LEAP Practitioner offering Equine Facilitated Learning and Psychotherapy.
Liz Kershaw has a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB). Prior to Longlands, she facilitated a peer-to-peer literacy mentoring scheme within the UK Prison Estate, working principally with female prisoners, and vulnerable young people.