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What is Y2Kplus+?

Y2Kplus+ is a one to one support service offered by Mayfield & Easthouses Youth 2000 Project (Y2K) for young people aged 11-18 years old.

Y2Kplus+ provides information, advice and support to young people who are experiencing difficulties at home, school or in the community.

What does Y2Kplus+ do?

At Y2Kplus+ we can provide:

  • One-to-one support on a weekly basis from a Y2Kplus+ worker.
  • One-to-one outings designed around the young person’s needs and interests;
  • Access to a well equipped information point providing advice and materials;
  • Access to an up-to-date database of agencies offering support and advice;
  • Full support through any referrals made to other relevant agencies.

Y2Kplus+ can work with young people to look at issues affecting their lives. These issues can include but are not limtied to issues such as:

  • School difficulties
  • Employment
  • Lack of confidence
  • Anger management
  • Family difficulties
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Isolation
  • Learning support

Who can use Y2Kplus+?

Y2Kplus+ can provide support to any young person within Midlothian; however priority will be given to young people living in Mayfield & Easthouses.

The young person must be between the ages of 9 and 18.

Enquiries and referrals can be made on behalf of a young person however Y2Kplus+ is completely voluntary, we will only offer support if the young person wants it.

How can I get support from Y2Kplus+?

Young people can refer themselves for support from Y2Kplus+ by speaking to the Y2Kplus+ Team Leader via phone, email or coming along to the Y2K youth project.

Other agencies or professionals who have identified a young person they feel would benefit from the Y2Kplus+ service can get in touch with the Y2Kplus+ Team Leader who will discuss the enquiry.

A meeting will be arranged between the young person and a Y2Kplus+ worker. At this meeting both parties will decide what sort of support is required and how it will continue.

How can I get in touch with Y2Kplus+?

Contact:

Call us on 0131 454 9805 or email us at info@youth2000project.com

 

Y2Kplus+ has been funded by BBC Children in Need for the last number of years, we can’t thank them enough for their consistent and much needed support for us to continue this project.

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