YOUTH EMOTIONAL SUPPORT (YES) SERVICE
Youth Emotional Support (YES) is a free service for young people aged 11-18 looking for support with their well-being. (Note: We must receive the referral before the young person turns 18.)
Some of the things we can support you with include:
- your mood
- feeling anxious
- relationship issues
- unhelpful thoughts
- self esteem
- significant life event
- anything that might be worrying you.
The type of help we can offer includes one-to-one support and group working. We can also tell you about online or face to face counselling and other agencies that can support and advise you.
How to access the service
You can be referred directly to YES by:
- a West Sussex based GP
- CAMHS (NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
- the School Nurse Service.
You can also self-refer by visiting your local Find It Out Centre by contacting them to book an appointment.
What happens next?
Once we have received a referral, we will discuss it in our team and decide what we feel would be the most appropriate support for you. We will get in contact and may arrange to meet with you. We can also tell you about other organisations who may be able to help.
Is your life in danger?
If you feel that due to your mental health, you are at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please visit your GP, contact NHS 111 out of hours, or visit your local Accident and Emergency department at hospital.
The Sussex Mental Health Line is available 24/7 on 0300 5000101.
If you have seriously harmed yourself, call 999 or go straight to Accident and Emergency.
Other crisis support:
- Youth Emotional Support leaflet (PDF, 296KB)
- YMCA Downslink counselling services leaflet (PDF, 2.9MB)