PLEASE NOTE THE WAITING TIME TO SEE A COUNSELLOR IS AROUND 7-8 MONTHS.
ONLY COMPLETE THIS REFERRAL FORM IF YOU LIVE IN THE WIGAN BOROUGH, IN THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND
Young Person Referral Form
This form is for young people to get support from us and can be completed either by the young person (age 13 and above) or an adult on their behalf.
Once you have pressed the ‘Submit’ button at the end of the referral form, you will be directed to a ‘Thank you’ page. If you do not get redirected please ring 01942 679300.
(Please note: this form is more compatible with laptops/computers or by ticking ‘switch to desktop version’ when using a mobile phone, as the formatting is different on a mobile phone.)
Health and History
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Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy)
Please confirm that the young person being referred lives in the Wigan Borough, in the North West of England
Who does the child / young person live with and name?
Does the person that they live with know that this young person is being referred?
Contact Number and Contact Name (for when an appointment is offered)
We try and use WhatsApp where we can, as it is a secure and free messaging service. Are you happy for us to contact you via WhatsApp?
Permission to Contact by Letter (if needed)
Doctors Surgery / Phone
Please state any health issues
Does the child/young person have any disability/access needs?
If Yes, please specify here
Has the child/young person ever had any involvement with CAMHS?
If yes, please give details (optional)
Are you aware of any child protection issues?
Is the child/young person known to social services?
If yes, please provide the name and contact number of the young person's social worker
Is anybody in the family currently in or has been in any of the armed forces?
Is the child/young person a carer for any family member?
Name and contact details of the person making this referral
If referral is from an agency or other professional, name of agency or organisation and address
How did you hear about Willow Project?
Please let us know, briefly, why the young person would like to see a counsellor? (N.B. Information provided may be shared with the young person)
Have these issues started or worsened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown?
School/College (if appropriate)
Our weekly support group is also available for young people aged 12-15, and runs alongside counselling. Atherton (Monday 6-7:30pm). Please indicate below if the young person would like to attend our weekly support group.
Optional Paid Service
As a charity we believe that all children and young people should have access to free counselling. However, we don’t currently have enough money to see everyone quickly and this is the reason we have such a long waiting list of 7/8 months. For parents/carers who would like to reduce this waiting time, you can do so by paying for the counselling sessions, at a subsidised cost of £30 per session. If this is the option that you would prefer, please tick below.
Please indicate whether you wish to pay for the child/young person's counselling.
By ticking the box below and printing your name, you are agreeing to Willow Project storing data of all persons named on this form in line with our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice, details of which can be obtained from Willow Project on 01942 679300
Please print the name of the Young person (or Parent/Carer if under 13 years old)
Once you have pressed the submit button below, you will be directed to a thank you page. If you do not get redirected to a thank you page, please get in touch. A gentle reminder that as a charity we have a lengthy waiting list, but the pandemic has had a huge impact on the service so the current waiting list is 7-8months long, and for anyone that can pay for the sessions the waiting list is 2-3months long. Please make a note of our landline 01942 679300 and our mobile number 07754597646, as these are the numbers you will be contacted on when you reach the top of the waiting list and a slot becomes available.