Children & Young People's Wellbeing

5 to 400 people
1 session included
1 practitioner
£865.00+ VAT


Children and young people of various ages are currently experiencing changes in their mental, emotional and sometimes even physical wellbeing, with some notable changes in social and behavioural patterns. In the last three years, the likelihood of young people having a mental health problem has increased by 50%. And according to a study in July 2021, one in six children aged 5-16 were identified as having a probable mental health problem – a huge increase from one in nine in 2017. For many, these changes seem to have come about as a direct result of the traumas of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdowns. Regardless of the cause(s), how might we support the children and young people in our lives, and indeed how might we support ourselves, to cope with these changes? Equally as important - how might we spot potential red flags, ‘tell-tale signs’ and presenting behaviours that might show us that the children/young people in our lives are feeling vulnerable enough to need help, exploration or assistance around their mental and emotional wellbeing. Darren will explore tools and mechanisms for safe, positive and creative conversation around what for some might feel like ‘difficult topics.’ He will share personal, professional-therapeutic examples, practical strategies, ideas and interventions, and will then go on to look at what external support systems, tools, resources and other help might also be available to us and the children/young people in our lives. The final part of the session will then be open for questions, explorations and reflections.


Darren Cheek

Darren Cheek

Darren Cheek has been working as an individual, relationship, family and group psychotherapist since 2006 – as well as being an extremely experienced trainer, role-player, presenter and facilitator in both public and corporate, national and international settings, including NHS Trusts, Cancer Research, BBC Academy and the National Bank of Pakistan. Darren is also an actor, director, writer, teacher, dramaturg and Artistic Director of Damn Cheek Productions. A fluent British Sign Language user, he is currently developing Damn Cheek’s newest creations which include an extensive site-specific community theatre project in the North East of England, plus a theatre piece focused on disordered eating, and an outdoor site-specific piece exploring individual and collective grief. Darren is also continuing to develop the monthly Zoom performances which Damn Cheek began in 2020 during lockdown and which aim to stretch the boundaries of Zoom for online audiences.


  1. Will all employees be able to book programmes on the GetZeN platform?

    Bookings can only be made via allocated and registered contacts who can log in to their profile.

  2. Are individuals' names shared with the employee diagnostic outcomes?

    All names are anonymised and confidential. The diagnostic will only show the overall outcomes relating to anxiety, stress, energy, sense of wellbeing & productivity.

  3. Can we get in touch if we can’t find the programme we need?

    Of course, we work closely with all of our clients to find the right practitioner and programme to suit your needs.

  4. Do you have a library of pre-recorded content we can access?

    Not yet, that’s something we’re working on behind the scenes.

  5. Can I meet with the practitioner before the programme takes place?

    We go through an extremely thorough vetting process with all of our practitioners, so you can rest assured that they will be of the highest standard for your organisation. However, as we first start to work with clients we can organise a 10min introduction with our practitioners.

  6. How often will we receive the GetZeN diagnostic outcomes?

    For those who take part in the end to end GetZeN diagnostic, we will report quarterly. However, we are working towards a way where we can integrate this into your client profile so you can see the outcomes weekly.

  7. Can you offer taster sessions?

    We can do this, please get in touch to find out more.

  8. What happens if I need to reschedule or cancel a booking?

    Please see our T&C’s for rescheduling and cancellation policies.

  9. Will you be offering on-site services again?

    We monitor the government guidance closely and as soon as we can safely and responsibly provide programmes in your place of work we will be happy to.