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YPC

Our central Brighton located Young People’s Centre (YPC) is a bright and friendly building providing specialist services and support for young people. The Impact team work alongside other organisations based there to provide one-to-one and group sessions. We have small and larger rooms for hire to organisations working with young people.

Young people who use the YPC are aged 11 – 19 needing help and advice around their wellbeing and mental health. Many of those we support are experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem or family issues. We work closely with other organisations, including those based at the YPC, so we can help young people connect with these for specialist support e.g. around gender or sexuality, or because they are young carers or refugees.

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ABOUT YPC

The YPC team provide one-to-one and group sessions. Many are referred by other professionals or concerned parents; others find us themselves. We start with an informal conversation to put young people at ease, explain our confidentiality policy and discuss how we can best help.

Our in-person one-to-one and small group sessions are for young people in Brighton and Hove running for 6-8 weeks focussing on a specific topic e.g. getting active, photography and wellbeing or managing anxiety.

Our online counselling and youth work support is for young people in East Sussex and works through our secure-platform email or face to face through online video conferencing.

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Other organisations based at the YPC include:

Allsorts Youth Project

Pathways to Independence (PTI)

The CAMHS Assertive Outreach Team (part of Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

The Refugee Council

YPSN

Young Carers

Speakout Advocacy

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

YPC Service User

Everyone can be themselves at the YPC and everyone celebrates that.

YPC Service User

My Youth Worker helps me with my social life, school and family issues. We talk about my anxiety, depression and paranoia in public places. He helped me get some private sessions at an indoor skate park, where I can forget my worries for a while.

Alix, YPC Service User
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Meet Peter

Peter has led youth services for over 40 years and is a qualified youth worker  and teacher. He has led the development of the YPC since 2019 always with a focus on the current needs of young people particularly through the Covid pandemic.

If you would like to get in touch please feel free to use the contact form, give us call on 01273 322940 or email us at ypc@impact-initiatives.org.uk