The Isle of Wight Youth Trust has announced that it will be offering a new youth mental health drop-in service every Wednesday from 14:00-17:00.

The drop-in will see Youth Trust Wellbeing Practitioners become available to offer information, guidance and support for young Islanders aged 13- 25 and their parents or carers.

Lewis, one of the Wellbeing Practitioners who will be delivering the drop in, explains that this service completes the charity’s established youth mental health services.

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“Our Drop-In sessions are part of the Youth Trust’s ongoing goal to ensure that young people have somewhere to turn to discuss their emotional wellbeing and available services. By providing a friendly and non-judgemental setting, we are hoping to break down some of the stigma that exists around mental health and support young people to understand what is on offer.

“We often hear that young people aren’t sure if the problems they may be facing are ‘big enough’ to come to counselling or receive support. They might be unsure about how our services work, have questions about our group programmes or just be curious about what goes on behind our jungle-themed window display. This is an opportunity, to come and have any questions about the Youth Trust and our work answered”.

There is no need to make an appointment – just show up on Wednesday between 14:00-17:00. As with all Youth Trust services, the drop-in is free to young people 25 and under.

The Youth Trust mental health drop in will run from The Hub, 114 Pyle Street Newport, PO30 1XA. For further information contact [email protected] or call 01983 529569.

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