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:

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 /  bics.brighton-and-hove-wellbeing@nhs.net

West Sussex Dialogue Community Service

As above, we will be moving to phone/video appointments.
You can contact us: 07739 893707 community.counselling@ymcadlg.org

Dialogue School Counselling
You can contact us: 01273 725259dialogue@ymcadlg.org

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:

Other information and support available


If urgent medical assistance is needed please call 999.

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