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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 9-18 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+?


Lyndsey Ritchie, Y2Kplus+ Project Leader
Mayfield & Easthouses Youth 2000 Project (Y2K)
2b Bogwood Road
EH22 5DY
Telephone – 0131 454 9805
Or you can contact Lyndsey by e-mail.

Y2Kplus+ has been funded by BBC Children in Need for the last 7 years, we can’t thank them enough for their consistent and much needed support for us to continue this project.

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