The Calm Project

The Calm Project, established in 2002, is supported by Glasgow City Council’s Integrated Grants Fund, BBC Children in Need and the Robertson Trust. It provides counselling and mentoring services, via early intervention and diversionary 1-to-1 and group support programmes, to young people resident in Glasgow who are involved in anti-social and offending behaviour.

From experience, we’ve found that offending and anti-social behaviour is often a symptom of young people’s unmet needs.  We’ve worked with many youngsters who have experienced neglect or abuse, been excluded from school, have disabilities, learning difficulties or are struggling with their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Last year we offered 795 counselling sessions, with an average of 31 young people accessing counselling every month.

We’ve been able to show that, through person-centred support, young people can turn their lives around and go on to become happy, active and contributing members of their community.

“It’s an amazing service that helps so many young people.  It helped me in so many ways when I thought I was alone and things would never get better.”

Calm service user, 16

“I like the chance to be me and to talk about my problems.  I used to feel so down and depressed and thought I didn’t have a future, but now I feel positive.”

Calm service user, 16

If you would like to know more, or would like to make a referral, please contact:

The Calm Project
15 Dava Street
Glasgow G51 2JA

Tel: 0141 565 4579
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