Mind Connect | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Mind Connect

"All the staff there really cared, and gave me hope." - Paul

Are you 12 to 25 years old?

Would you like a safe space to talk?

Would you like to feel more positive about yourself, and your future?

We're here.

Mind Connect is part of Alone in London and provides a free counselling service for young people aged between 12 and 25.


The service is open to all, irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, background, religion or sexuality. Mind Connect offers the opportunity to talk to a counsellor about the following:

  • Feeling down, stressed, low or anxious
  • Coming to terms with a bereavement, relationship breakdown, or loss of any kind
  • Dealing with anger, frustration, or when feelings are out of control
  • Problem solving skills and understanding things differently
  • Moving forward if feeling stuck or lacking direction in life
  • Developing ways of coping better and feeling stronger

We can offer you:

  • A safe space where you will be listened to, not judged or criticised
  • Between 6 and 12 sessions (voluntary engagement)
  • The opportunity to talk to someone outside your family or friends
  • Assistance to work things out for yourself and find solutions to your problems
  • Help to build a stronger sense of who you are and to grow in self-belief and confidence
  • The opportunity to enhance your life

What can I expect from the sessions?

This is your time to talk things through with a counsellor, at your own pace, who will:

  • Mind Connect is based in a friendly, welcoming, confidential environment
  • Listen to you very carefully and help you to look at things differently
  • Help you to understand how you feel or why you feel like you do
  • Not provide solutions, but try to help you to find your own solutions
  • Help you to test solutions by putting them into practice
  • Give you an opportunity to explore any negative thinking, and how to turn this around.


During the first session you will decide with your counsellor whether you want to arrange more counselling sessions.

To find out more about accessing free counselling in London, get in touch with Alone in London.

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