Social distancing is hard, we are all stuck at home but we still believe

Young People need:

Speak to a Youth Worker

If you would like to speak or text chat to one of our youth workers then please give us your details on this form. We will try to make sure it’s someone from your local youth centre if we can but it might not be possible – but all our youth workers are really nice!!

Virtual Youth Club (Discord)

This online communication and chat room is available to current members of our youth centres. If you would like to join us in Discord then please fill in this form

Video Group meetings

We will be running group video chats using Zoom, with some of the members of our youth centres. Your youth worker will let you know when these are happening.

Please read through this guidance if you are planning on joining us. 

Coronavirus Appeal – Preventing Young People’s Isolation

Restricted movement is putting young people in greater danger. For some, home is not a safe place. Increases in domestic violence, drug & alcohol consumption, loss of income, mean that young people are at significant risk. Erin (15) says “not having the usual face to face support is scary”. She’s worried about her mental health over time in this lockdown.  Find out more here

Follow us on social media

Be sure you keep following us on Instagram and Facebook to find out when we will be online and chatting!

Tell us how you’re doing?

If you are struggling with the lockdown and want to share your story then please let us know here so we can get an understanding of the things we can help with.

Have a look at our guidances below:

Parental Guidance

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Emergency Contacts

If you, or someone you know are in danger please call 999 for the emergency services.

If you need support with your mental wellbeing, you can contact Young Devon by emailing wellbeingenquries@youngdevon.org and someone will get back to you as soon as they can.

If you would prefer to text please text 07894724610 with your name and what you want to talk about and they will get the right person to call back.

There is free online support and counselling at www.kooth.com

Other support services include:

ChildLine

www.childline.org.uk

Helpline (24 hour): 0800 1111

Samaritans

www.samaritans.org or Helpline: 116 123 (24 hour)

Young minds

Information for Parents and Young people at www.youngminds.org.uk

Parent Helpline (09:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)