Cheryl Venart

Young Person's Therapist

I’m so excited to be coming onboard to work with young people at Youth Interventions and join such a forward thinking, vibrant team. I completed my undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2019 and I’m now entering the last year of my Doctorate in Health Psychology.

I have a vast amount of experience working with young people, both personally and professionally. I’ve supported young people through transitional periods in their life (primary school to high school), provided support cross-culturally in Sri Lanka, ran sport events and worked with young people who have dyslexia, autism and other conditions. On a more personal level, I faced many challenges growing up, and had to grow up fairly quickly. I feel I’m in a unique position to help young people experiencing challenges in their life due to my lived experience.

I am so passionate about ensuring young people feel heard, supported and have someone to turn to. I firmly believe that young people and children deserve to understand their feelings and feel able to express this in a safe space. Understanding and learning about our mental health doesn’t need to be scary, because we all have it! I hope to provide insightful education and support to young people about their mental health and make the process fun.

Here at Youth Interventions, it is so clear that young people come here as a place of fun, excitement and support. I can’t wait to be a part of this. I love the environment of the hub and the access to the outdoors is something I greatly enjoy. You’ll find me providing one-to-ones, having fun with the young people at the Youth Project and getting involved in whatever I can.

When I’m not at YI, you’ll find me climbing hills with my dog, cycling, or sipping on a hot chocolate somewhere with a good book.