For parents and carers

category parentsHow we can help support the child or young person you care for.

Young Devon has been helping young people across the county since 1949.  Our experienced teams offer confidential help and advice to young people and their parents and carers across a range of issues.  So if you need some help or just want to talk to someone who can give you impartial advice; we are here to help.

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Housing

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Worried a young person you know might soon be homeless?

We can help.

Young Devon has a long track record in both preventing young people from becoming homeless, and, if the worst should happen, finding them short and long term accommodation.  Our homeless prevention team worked with hundreds of young people last year. Young Devon put a roof over the head of almost 200 young people every night through our Supported Lodgings and Supported Housing projects.

If your relationships are breaking down at home and you need to speak to someone, if you are worried about a young person you know or if you would like to help us help some of the county’s most vulnerable young people please contact us.  

Supported Lodgings: We will help to house young people in a host family home. 

Supported Housing: We will help to house young people in a shared house with other young people, where they will live independently but with the support of our team. 

Plan B: Therapeutic project in a supported lodgings setting. Working with young people in a creative and person centred way delivering appropriate therapeutic interventions that widen and challenge the young people's cultural, intellectual, social and physical experiences and develop emotional intelligence, literacy and resilience, to develop life long change and learning. 

To find out more and for contact information click on the links below.

If you think a young person will become homeless soon, contact our Homelessness Prevention team below.  

Don’t leave it too long, contact Young Devon and we will be able to help...

Skills

category parents skillsFree personal/work development training for young people.

Do you know someone that is looking to get the skills to get into work or wants to go back into education or onto a training course?  Young Devon offers a range of courses that are designed to do just that. 

Prince's Trust: 
A short course where young people can learn critical new skills and take part in social action projects, which are a real benefit to their local community.

Step Up and NVQ Programme: 
Young people can gain qualifications in employability and functional skills like maths and English. These courses are focussed on what each young person needs.

Apprenticeships and traineeships: 
Longer term contract that will allow young people to step on to the job ladder and gain a qualification. 

Young Devon Skills and Enterprise Team
...are proud to offer a training package that provides young people with a progression route into work or higher level training. Young people can access short courses learning skills for life, to longer fulltime courses leading to employment. All programmes are delivered in a way that engages; supports and challenges young people in a way that takes into account their personal circumstances.

To get more information on our skills work, contact us and we’ll be in touch to see how we can help.

Click on the links below for more information...

Advice & Support

counselling 1Straight forward information and support for young people.

Sometimes we all need to talk to someone in confidence. Young people face so many challenges and often feel no one understands them even when they do. Young Devon has been offering impartial advice to young people for over 20 years. Our teams of experienced staff are here to listen, help people navigate the challenges facing them and certainly never judge. For housing advice, we have a specialist team. For sexual health questions, we have a specialist team.  For mental health concerns, we have a team of counsellors available to young people between 11 and 18 across the county and that is extended to 19 to 25 for young people who have been through the care system or those with special educational needs.  For people with caring responsibilities, we have a specialist team.  

Whatever you need to talk about contact us and we will be able to help.

Mental Health

Early Help 4 Mental Health

We provide easier access to professional mental health consultation and advice. 

Everyone has mental health. Just like physical health, there can be times when things feel good, and times when things can feel difficult.

Mental health can be made worse by many things around us such as exam stress or relationships with others.  It might be, right now, that a young person is finding things difficult. They might be worrying about someone, or perhaps something doesn’t feel right. At Young Devon we want to help.

Please contact us on the links below, and see what we do that might be right for the young person you care for. 

Mental Health (2)

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Providing easier access to professional mental health consultation and advice.

Everyone has mental health. Just like physical health, there can be times when things feel good, and times when things can feel difficult.

Mental health relates to how you feel about yourself, how you feel about what is happening to you, and how you feel about the world around you. You may feel positive, confident and able to cope with life, and at other times feel sad, worried, and that life is a struggle.

Mental health can be made worse by many things around us such as exam stress or relationships with others.  It might be, right now, that you are finding things difficult, you might be worrying about someone, or perhaps something doesn’t feel right. At Young Devon we want to help.

Please contact us on the links below, and see what we do that might be right for your mental health.

 

EH4MH Enquiry Form

Early Help for Mental Health Enquiry Form >

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