Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Youth Work Team has launched a new, bespoke Online Support Hub for young people aged 12 to 25.
After months of development by young people and youth workers the new Youth Enquiry Service website is now live offering support, information, and advice in a virtual setting.
Developed as part of the Counselling in Schools Project, funded by the Scottish Government, the new Youth Enquiry Service (YES) site will offer young people access to a wide range of resources including peer education, a service directory of local support providers, and confidential low level psychological support sessions that can be accessed from home.
Young people have been involved in every stage of developing the website and are excited to see this new support service up and running after months of hard work.
Erin Blair, who was a member of the development team, said: “It’s been a really exciting time to be involved in the development of this new resource. Now, more than ever, online support for young people is vital and it’s brilliant that the Youth Enquiry Service has the ability to deliver this in addition to their face-to-face work.”
Young people can now access the website, search for local service providers, participate in workshops from home, and chat online with youth workers 7 days a week: www.youthenquiryservice.org
For more info on how support impacts on the lives of young people see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FulHLrlR8Yw