SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WHEN YOU NEED US MOST

Coronavirus Update 29th June

WE WILL GRADUALLY REOPEN OUR FACE TO FACE SERVICES FROM MONDAY 6TH JULY

We are delighted to let you know that we are re-opening our centre on Whitehill Lane for pre-booked appointments only from Monday 6th July.

Appointments with our youth workers will be available Monday-Friday 10.00-18.00.

13-25 year olds are welcome to call us on 01296 431183, text or whatsapp on 07470 833500, or use our live chat to book a face to face appointment with a member of our team.

HOWEVER, WE WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER SUPPORT REMOTELY TO LOCAL 13-25 YEAR OLDS WHO NEED IT

If you prefer you can continue to access support remotely, over a safe platform of your choice: phone, whatsapp, zoom.

We’re here for you, if you need:

  • counselling
  • emergency accommodation / are at risk of homelessness
  • or would like information about education, employment, housing, welfare, sexual health, addiction.

Rest assured our site has been thoroughly cleaned and we have social distancing measures in place to keep you safe.

From Monday 6th July, please only visit our site for a pre-booked appointment. The coffee bar is closed for drop-in visits, pool, table tennis, food and drinks.

We will re-open the Uptown Coffee Bar completely when it is safe to do so.

What can you expect from Youth Concern?

Established in 1979, Youth Concern is there when young people, aged 13-25 years need support. Our team and over 20 dedicated volunteers:

  • Treat every young person with respect

  • Actively listen, with compassion when you want to talk

  • Offer one to one person-centred counselling and other support tailored to your needs

  • Empower you to take the steps you wish to make

  • Provide emergency support including Nightstop whenever necessary

  • Advocate on behalf of young people in Aylesbury

  • Welcome you to the Uptown Coffee Bar again (when social distancing is relaxed) Tues – Fri, 12 – 6pm

  • Offer activities including music production, pool table, art, IT room and cookery

Who is welcome 

The Uptown Coffee Bar is open to you if you are aged 13-25 years. We promise a warm welcome.

Around 500 young people come into the centre every year.

Support for Young People

Youth Concern provides emotional and practical support for young people suffering abuse, poverty and homelessness. We are there when family breakdowns, bereavement, mental health issues, drug or alcohol problems or financial difficulties leave you feeling isolated and unsure where to turn.

We will be here for you. We will encourage you to identify the actions that are appropriate to your situation and empower you to follow these through.

If you need our support, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Youth Concern In Action

We are delighted to show you this film to give you a real feel for the impact our work has. Watch the film to meet Charlie and Sharna.

SUPPORT OUR WORK TODAY

We stand apart from other youth support agencies because the support we offer is informal, flexible, responsive and designed to meet individual need at a pace which is right for each young person.