Publications

Reports and documents about Young Devon and its projects.

2015-2018 Strategic Plan

2015-2018 Strategic Plan

We are excited to share Young Devon’s new three-year strategy with you. We are proud to lead a charity that has been tackling disadvantage and improving opportunities for young people across Devon since 1949. Our strategy will give you insight into our plans, building on our existing services, whilst continuing to place young people firmly at the centre of all our work. Download PDF ► View flipbook full-screen ► No Iframes…

Young Devon Prospectus

Young Devon Prospectus

Want to know more about what we do?  Get all the information you need about our services and our prices from our prospectus.  Click on the links to find out more details and contact details for each service.  Alternaticely email info@youngdevon.org or call us on 01752 691511. …

Young People’s Mental Health Report

Young People’s Mental Health Report

Young Devon, with funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation is undertaking a young people’s mental health 2 year project to include: delivery of a  Young People’s mental Health Introductory one day training course aimed at voluntary sector youth workers and developed with Young Minds (we are pleased to announce the Foundation has provided extra funding to deliver 4 ‘train the trainer’ sessions in regions beyond the South West) review and development of outcome tools within the organisation design of a new mental health section on the Young Devon website   The planned outcomes of the…

Health Care Transitions: Into the unknown

Health Care Transitions: Into the unknown

A consultation with young people with long term health conditions and/or disabling conditions.

Transitions Report

Transitions Report

Read our report of the experiences of young people in their transition to further education.…

Responding to a Young Person with Mental Health Problems

Responding to a Young Person with Mental Health Problems

Somewhere to talk.....Someone to listen. 10% of young people aged 5-16 have a diagnosis of a mental health problem, the most common of which being a conduct or emotional disorder.  Stigma can often act as a barrier to people talking about mental health of emotional wellbeing within our society. For help with how to respond to people with mental health problems…

Responding to a Young Person with Depression

Responding to a Young Person with Depression

Somewhere to talk.....Someone to listen. Most people feel low occasionally. Feeling sad is a normal reaction to things going wrong or being upsetting. When these feeling continue, or get in the way of your life, it can become a problem. Depression is very unusual in chidlren under 12. Above that age it can affect 5 in every 100 teenagers. Depression is usually caused by a mixture of events, distressing things happening in life, being under a lot of stress and not having alot of support.  For help with how to respond to people with depression problems .…

Responding to Young people with a parent in prison

 Responding to Young people with a parent in prison

Somewhere to talk.....Someone to listen. A parent in prison means life changes for their children..... Children may become withdrawn, secretive, appear angry or defient, feel increased levels of anxiety and stress, have low self-esteem and be bullied and perform poorly at school. They are also more liekly to develop mental health problems and offending behaviour of their own. For help with how to respond to people with a parent in prison .…

Responding to young people with anxieties and worries

Responding to young people with anxieties and worries

Somewhere to talk.....Someone to listen. Anxiety is a natural reaction to something which is frightening and threatening, or stressful in any way. The body will respond with a sudden release of adrenaline into the bloodstream, causing breathing and heart rate to become faster. This happens to anyone faced with a situation that is threatening and over which they feel they have no control. Anxiety can be overwelming- a person might feel tense and worried, or even scared and they may experience physical symptoms such as nausea, chest pain or headaches. For help with how to respond to people…

Responding to young people who deliberately self-harm

Responding to young people who deliberately self-harm

Mental health and wellbeing toolkit. Between 1 in 12 and 1 in 15 young people deliberately self harm, young people self-harm for a number of reasons: to achieve a sense of control; as a way to express emotions; as self punishment; to fell something rather then nothing; and to relieve tension. All of these factors can make communicating and responding difficult, but for some helpful advice…

Responding to children and young people with behavior difficulties

Responding to children and young people with behavior difficulties

Somewhere to talk.....Someone to listen. 80% of children showing behavior problems at the age of five go on to develop more serious forms of anti-social behaviour.  Behavioural problems start early in life continuing into adolescence. Young people can become very rude, swear, and become quite aggressive, refusing to do what's asked by adults. For help with how to respond to people with behaviour problems…

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