Where to Go for Help
We realise that this is a worrying time, but we want to reassure you that we will support you through it and our staff are prioritising your safety and wellbeing.
Information for young people living in our supported accommodation
If you are living in any YMCA DLG accommodation this page is to give you the latest information, advice and support on how to look after yourself during the coronavirus outbreak. Below are some resources you might find helpful and links to specific helplines and support services.
We’re prioritising the staffing levels in our homes, so there will always be enough staff to keep everyone safe. But, you may see some new faces as we might need to move staff around and it is possible that your current project worker might have to take time off. If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed do talk to someone.
All of our staff are highly trained and know what to do if anyone becomes ill within your house. You can also help by following the latest advice and listening to staff if the situation changes, particularly if self-isolation is needed. It’s important to remember that young people are the least affected by Coronavirus, but, that you have an important part to play by following advice on social distancing and protecting those who are most vulnerable.
Youth Advice Centre (YMCA YAC)
Our YAC buildings are closed. Instead, we are moving our advice centre online. For anyone needing to access our advice centre please email us at the following:
- For Housing advice & floating support - YAC Brighton Housing Advice email@example.com
- For mediation - YAC Family Mediation YAC.FamilyMediation@ymcadlg.org
- For general support and advice - YAC Brighton S&A YACbrightonsfirstname.lastname@example.org / 01273 624432
Counselling with the Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service
If you are currently having counselling/therapy/support sessions with us, we will be in touch to via text or email to let you know that your appointments are changing to phone/video appointments.
You can contact us: 0300 0020060 / email@example.com
West Sussex Dialogue Community Service
If you are not already being supported by us but are feeling anxious or would like to talk to someone, please look at the links below and contact one of the services, like Young Minds, Childline or Samaritans, which are listed below.
Mental Health support available
If you require urgent support around your mental health and feel you are not able to keep yourself safe but do not need immediate medical assistance, please contact the services below:
- YoungMinds Crisis Messenger - text YM to 85258.
- CAMHS - 0300 304 0061 (8.30am-5pm for people aged up to 17)
- ChildLine - 0800 1111 (for any child or young person)
- Samaritans - 116 123 (for anyone distressed or thinking of suicide, or in crisis)
- Hopeline - 0800 068 4141(child or young person thinking of suicide)
Other information and support available
- Rape Crisis - Live chat helpline and local centres
- National Domestic Violence - 24hr Helpline on 0808 2000 247
- Cruse bereavement support - 0808 808 1677
- Winston’s Wish supporting bereaved children and young people - 08088 020021
- Brighton & Hove Mental Health Rapid Response Service - 0300 304 0078 - for people who are 18 and over
- The Mix - 0808 808 4994 - Information, support and listening for people under 25
If urgent medical assistance is needed please call 999.