YPC

“I know I can come here and talk to somebody, let go, and reset.”

“If I’m ever having a bad day, when I walk in here I feel instantly uplifted and happier.”

“Everyone is themselves and everyone celebrates that.”

 YPC Service Users

YPC

“I know I can come here and talk to somebody, let go, and reset.”

“If I’m ever having a bad day, when I walk in here I feel instantly uplifted and happier.”

“Everyone is themselves and everyone celebrates that.”

YPC Service Users

Young people are alive today because of the help they received from the Young People’s Centre (YPC).

Young people come to us because they have anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviour, suffered emotional and physical abuse and significant trauma. The YPC is where young people get the help they need to make positive changes in their lives and work towards independence.

The YPC is located in central Brighton and provides counselling, life coaching, groups and one-to-one support. It is also a space to meet friends, enjoy a quiet place with support to do homework, and to get a hot meal. Specialist services for young refugees and asylum seekers, young carers and LGBTU young people work alongside us, complementing the support available from us, and making the YPC the place for young people in Brighton and Hove to go to get the support they need.

If you want to contact YPC for any reason, please click here.

The YPC’s mission is to provide a unique and inspirational multi-agency Centre and services which are high profile, sustainable and provide the support young people need to make positive changes to their lives, raise their aspirations, gain confidence and achieve their potential.

Impact has provided support for young people at the YPC for over 30 years, and whilst the needs of the young people have remained much the same, the way in which we deliver the support has changed, along with development of IT and social media to meet the preferences of those we support. For example, over the last two years we have provided life coaching sessions to support young people who need short-term help to move forward in their lives and developed a girls group which meet weekly and discuss issues such as body image, food and nutrition, how to be assertive and keep safe

Historically each organisation based at the YPC has held their own drop in sessions but more recently the young people we are working with have developed the Global Social Club Drop In sessions where those from the different groups meet together. Whilst all are vulnerable each have their own strengths and experiences to bring which others can learn from, it is this we are now working with them on building and developing.
We strongly believe in focusing on ‘what is strong, rather than what is wrong’: whilst all the young people we work with have issues and are very vulnerable, they also have great strengths.

If you would like to get in touch please feel free to use the contact form, give us call on 01273 887886 or email us at ypc@impact-initiatives.org.uk

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“The reason I come here is because of the food, if I couldn’t have anything here I don’t know if I’d eat”

YPC Service User

“After talking to staff at the drop ins, I am now more confident applying for jobs and attending interviews”

Kayleigh, YPC Service User

“I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t gone to Stopover. It was the first place ever I could call home and feel safe, and that someone cared about whether I came home or not.”

Chloe, Ex-Stopover Resident

“I love coming to WASP; there is always loads to eat and we never get shouted at. We have to stick to the rules and, mostly, we do. Garry always asks me if I have done well at school today”

Dan, Aged 9

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