Minister for Children and Families, Edward Timpson visits YCT with local MP Robert Halfon

Minister for Children and Families, Edward Timpson visits YCT with local MP Robert Halfon. The organisation, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, provides counselling for children and young people.  Trust director Neil Frost explained the work of the Trust which runs one-to-one and group counselling sessions helping young people with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, and the effects of domestic violence and abuse. 

Mr Timpson also heard from local teachers whose children have benefited from the work of the Trust. Young Concern Trust director Robert Locke said: "We were very pleased to welcome Mr Timpson and have the opportunity to speak with him about the emotional/mental health and wellbeing services we deliver to children and young people in Harlow and other areas.  "This year we are celebrating 25 years of service to the community and it was fantastic to have a Government Minister and our local MP visit us and be so supportive of our work." 

He added: "We know there are so many children and young people in need of the kind of services we provide - over 25 years we have been able to provide that support for thousands of people and we are looking forward to continuing our service provision into the future. 
"Receiving such enthusiastic backing from our visitors today, along with our friends in local schools and other agencies, will help us ensure that is all the more possible."