What people say about the Brandon Centre

Contraceptive & Sexual Health:
“It’s so important for me and other young people to have a safe place to receive advice and contraception, provided by amazing staff”. “They come across non-judgemental. This made me feel very calm and more open”.

Psychotherapy:
“I felt truly listened to and taken seriously. I have been to previous other services for therapy and have never felt as comfortable and taken care of more than the Brandon Centre”

Parent Management Training:
“It helped me understand myself, my children and a better way to solve problems and move forward”. “It gave me tools and techniques to address the problems with my teenagers.”

BC SIT:
“I no longer need to go out and look behind my back all the time” (young person on edge of gangs). “I thought they were my friends but now I realise they were using me” (referral to anti-social peers/gang members). “I like being at home, spending time with my family now”.

Young People’s Testimonials

“I think the service is great, the nurses are very open and also give a lot of helpful advice. The service on the phone when you ring in for an appointment is also pleasant.”

“The best things are that they help you with anything, and give advice about sex.”

“I like the fact that I can get confidential advice about sexual health, free condoms and the pill. It makes it a lot easier to stay safe and be responsible.”

“The help I am receiving here is good and informative. I feel very comfortable coming to the Centre.”

“Every week I look forward to my session at the Brandon Centre, even though I never thought I could look forward to psychotherapy! I wish my sessions could be longer as time flies!”

“The people here are lovely. And if someone needs someone to talk to I would suggest the Brandon Centre to them.”

“It gave me confidence and hope.”

“It’s friendly, accessible and non-intimidating.”

“It was non-judgmental and I didn’t feel as though my parenting skills were being criticised.”

“The best thing about the help I am getting is the fact that I am allowed to talk about what I want, to a professional.”

“The help here is what I need, even if I do seem like I don’t want it. I know this process isn’t going to be easy but I know this is what I need.”

“It’s hard to actually receive help for my situation but it is good to talk to someone about my problems.”