Youth2Youth (Y2Y) is a unique helpline service. The reason it is unique is that the helpline is run by young people for young people.
Many young people find it difficult to talk to adults; some do not trust them and often young people feel older people just do not understand.
Considering the difficulties some young people face when talking to adults there are very few opportunities to contact alternative services. Here at Y2Y we provide that alternative. Our helpline staff are all young people themselves who have been specially trained to help. They are supervised and supported by qualified adult counsellors.
The helpline is for any young person aged 11-19 years who feels they need emotional support. Young people who are worried, confused or just need to talk can contact our trained volunteers by telephone, email, skype or online chat.
The helpline is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
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