Working with young people, families and schools

Young Lives is a specialist consultancy that works in partnership with schools and parents to provide flexible and bespoke support to young people on a wide range of health matters.

  • Family issues
  • Coping with anger, sadness, rejection, isolation, loss or anxiety and associated behavioural issues
  • Peer pressure and/or friendship issues
  • Healthy relationships
  • Personal identity
  • Improving confidence, self-esteem and emotional wellbeing
  • Improving communication with professional involved in their care

Our practitioner — Lesley Messenger-Jones.


  • Registered General Nurse for 25 years 18 years school nursing experience
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing
  • 18 months CAMHs using CBT and DBT therapeutic skills
  • Completed 30 hours on line counselling training with national Crisis helpline
  • 16 hours decider skills training CPFT
  • Person Centered approach: Introduction to Counselling skills; Cumbria University, 35 hours face to face. 10 credits
  • National CAMHs Eating disorder training 8 days
  • Family based therapy workshop training 2 days in Leeds
  • HPHS6014 Contraception and Reproductive Sexual Health 20 credits
  • Up to date Disclosure & Barring Certificate and ICO registration