Coronavirus Service Update

We are finding new ways to support young people...

Please note that we are still here and we are doing everything we can to help!

In line with Government advice to ‘stay at home’, ‘protect the NHS’ and ‘save lives’ we have had to make several tough decisions. The first of which has been to shut all of our Young Devon offices, YES Centres and Youth Centres from Monday 23rd March, until further notice. Therefore, we are no longer able to offer Wellbeing support, Skills training sessions or drop-in appointments in person.

Despite this, we’re doing everything we can to still support all of our Young People and their loved ones during this difficult time, and are putting in place new measures in different formats.

We are offering a wide range of digital support during the current crisis; delivering our services over phone, video-call and email.





We are still here

Whilst we have had to close most of our Young Devon bases, we are still here. If you need support, or advice; we are only an email, phone call or text away…

General enquiries: For any general Young Devon enquiries, please email info@youngdevon.org.

Wellbeing support: Our counsellors are still delivering our mental health services to young people. If you need to talk to someone, please email wellbeingenquiries@youngdevon.org. Anyone already receiving support through our Wellbeing service, please email yes.exeter@youngdevon.org or call 07935364652 and leave a message with your name and contact details.

Accommodation support: If you need support staying at home, or are at risk of losing your accommodation, you can find advice and helpful information at www.yhdevon.co.uk. If you live in Exeter, East Devon or Teignbridge, please email yes.exeter@youngdevon.org. If you live in Newton Abbot, please email yes.newtonabbot@youngdevon.org.

Skills support: Our Skills courses are still being run remotely. To get in touch with our tutors, please email thechangeacademy@youngdevon.org.

Participation enquiries: Our Participation team are continuing to work remotely, and our Youth Council are having regular Zoom meetings. For more information on how to get involved, please email participation@youngdevon.org.

YES Centre and Homelessness enquiries: For any YES Centre questions, or Homelessness enquiries, please email yes.exeter@youngdevon.org.

Sexual health advice: Our sexual health service is still running. If you need any advice or support, please email yes.newtonabbot@youngdevon.org.

Young Victims of Crime support: For any queries relating to our Young Victims of Crime service, please email yes.exeter@youngdevon.org or call 07935364652 and leave a message with your name, contact details and a brief idea of your query.

If you would prefer to text, please send your name and message to 07894724610.

These are difficult times. If you know someone that would benefit from our support, please encourage them to get in touch with us.




There are several other fantastic organisations that are providing online support and useful resources during this difficult time…

Kooth
Free online support and counselling.
www.kooth.com

ChildLine
Free online support and counselling.
www.childline.org.uk
24 hour Helpline: 0800 1111



Samaritans
Support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.
www.samaritans.org
24 hour Helpline: 116 123

Mind
Online resources and booklets.
www.mind.org.uk
Information Line (9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday): 0300 123 3393



Young Minds
Information for both Parents and Young People.
www.youngminds.org.uk
Parent Helpline (09:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday): 0808 802 5544