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YAC – Youth Advice Centre

Age range: 13-25

Location: Brighton & Hove        Tel: 01273 624432

About the service

YAC provides friendly, non-judgmental information, support and advice to young people in Brighton aged between 13-25. We offer a safe space for any young person within this age range to drop in and have a chat with a worker about anything they may need help with.

Support and Advice

The Support and Advice service is a safe space where any young person age 13-25 can talk to a worker one to one and receive support around a wide range of topics including:

  • Sexual health: Pregnancy testing, chlamydia and gonorrhea screening, access to the C Card (free condom) scheme and relationship support.
  • Emotional health and wellbeing: Anger management advice, self-esteem support, self-harm, stress and anxiety, bullying support and help accessing mental health support and counselling.
  • Debt and benefits: Help filling in forms and support to make claims, budgeting and money management advice and help to access specialist benefit support.

The Support and Advice service operates a daily drop in Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm.

Housing Advice

We offer support and advice to young people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, which includes looking for accommodation in the private rented sector, negotiating with landlords, offering realistic and up-to-date advice on housing and how to pay for it and referrals to specialist housing schemes. Click here for more information.

YMCA YAC Talk it Over

Talk it Over is a Brighton based mediation project for 14 to 25 year olds that provides a safe space to talk and to share how you are feeling with a trained mediator to support the process. Mediation supports and improves relationship breakdown and has been successful in preventing youth homelessness. If you would like to know more click here.

How to access this service

Mental Health drop-in Monday 4-8pm from 4th October 2016 until the 30th January 2017.

Housing drop in for 16-25 year olds, 9am-12pm Monday-Friday.

Support and advice drop in for 13-25 year olds, 3pm-6pm Monday-Friday