The Kernos centre in Sudbury has been awarded £10,000 from the Children & Young People’s Emotional Health Wellbeing Fund.
The grant will enable the centre to provide psychological support when it is needed and not have to put children, young people on to an extremely long waiting list.
The Kernos centre provides face to face counselling.
Counselling director Chris Boatwright said: “Early intervention is key to our work in preventing the escalation of psychological problems which can affect home life, education and life chances of young people.”
South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge said: “I was delighted to hear the news that the Kernos centre had been successful in applying for a grant to support their valuable work assisting young people with mental health and other challenges.
The competition for funding was fierce so it is a real credit to the team at Kernos and testament to the strength of their bid.
“I was only too happy to add my personal support, having seen at first hand the work they are doing, and I wish them well.”