Half of all mental health problems have been established by the age of 14, rising to 75% by the age of 24. Young people experiencing problems with their mental health or emotional well-being have an increased risk of needing further intervention later in life, which could include needing to access homelessness services. Equally, young people facing homelessness are often also experiencing difficulties with their mental health or emotional well-being so we offer both early outreach support for younger people (11-16), and specialist support for young people in accommodation services.
It was nice to be able to talk to someone I didn’t really know, and talk about my worries without being judged.
The counsellor listened to me and provided achievable and realistic methods of coping for me.
I have built up a good relationship with my Talent Coach which is something I struggle to do with new people.
It is my Talent Coach who drives me to achieve my goals.
Throughout the time I have seen the Talent Coach he’s made a lot of my ideas a reality, bringing up solutions / possibilities that I have used to get where I am today.
Open access advice, information, and mediation service.
Youth AIMS is an open access advice, information, and mediation service which offers guidance to young people and their families in areas such as housing, homelessness, money and debt management, relationships and employment.
We offer a free, confidential drop-in service. We're here to provide support and advice for anyone aged 16-25. We are here to listen and provide support and guidance on a number of issues including:
Our Step Chat web function is manned by our Youth AIMS team and offers similar advice, guidance, and signposting remotely.
counselling sessions were delivered over the last year.
young people seen by Youth AIMS and prevented homelessness for 84 young people last year.