A safe home and specialist support for young women.
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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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.
Other organisations based at the YPC include:
Allsorts Youth Project
Allsorts Youth Project listens to, connects & supports children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBT+) and their families.
Pathways to Independence (PTI)
Specialising in supporting care experienced young people of a refugee and asylum seeker background from point of arrival in the UK, through to many possible outcomes.
The CAMHS Assertive Outreach Team (part of Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
Helping young people, who have previously found it hard to access support, to find the help they need, working flexibly to engage young people who are considered hard to reach to access mental health support.
The Refugee Council
Consistent support in a safe and friendly environment where children receive the help they need.
The Carers Centre provides a range of activities and groups for Young Carers, including school holiday activities, creative workshops or our term-time after school sessions.
An independent advocacy charity. We make sure that people with learning disabilities can speak up and take action about the things that matter to them.
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
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.