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Young people in Chippenham and the surrounding area now have a new free-to-access early help counselling service available in the town, following the opening of a new satellite TeenTalk service by Melksham based charity Young Melksham.

TeenTalk offers person-centred counselling to young people aged 10 to 25 and will being the community facilities at Station Hill Baptist Church every Wednesday afternoon. All counselling is delivered by a BACP registered counsellor.

TeenTalk has been offered by Young Melksham from their base at The Canberra Centre in Melksham for over eight years and has worked with hundreds of young people from across North and West Wiltshire.

Chair of the Trustees of Young Melksham, Jon Hubbard, said, “As a result of increasing demand we have been looking at how to expand for some time. We have seen an increased number of young people from Chippenham and the north of the county using our service so being able to offer the service directly in Chippenham is really exciting.

“We are incredibly grateful to the team and the elders at Station Hill Baptist Church who have made their facilities available to us. It is a great venue for our specialist young people’s counsellors to work from and we look forward to welcoming young people to the service from Wednesday 7th October.”

More details about the new service can be found on the dedicated TeenTalk website at and young people, parents and professionals can make a referral online from the site.

Results day can be stressful, for some happiness and a cause for celebration, for others a really difficult experience as carefully made plans fall apart.

This year will be extra hard for many as grades are not based on the traditional exams but instead on course work, mock exams and some teacher assessment.

Whatever your results, please remember that they simply represent one thing at one stage of your life. There are many people who have gone on to do many alternative things in their lives that have nothing to do with the A Levels that they took.

If things haven't gone to plan, or if you are just feeling stressed, worried or upset over your results then please don't suffer alone. Call our TeenTalk Line on 01225 667328. You can leave a message for one of our friendly team and we will call you back and talk things through with you.

We are no careers advisers and won't be judging you on your choices, we will simply work with you and help you to manage better your feelings about things and support you with coping mechanisms.

Whatever your results, you are truly a wonderful, special and unique human person and, in time, great things will happen for you and because of you.

We are able to deliver our services thanks, in part, to the generous support of these organisations
Big Lottery FundWiltshire Community FoundationMelksham Without Parish CouncilMelksham Town Council
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