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
- Lack of confidence
- Anger management
- Family difficulties
- Emotional difficulties
- 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
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.