'Youth Enquiry Service' ( YES ) Find out all about us!

About YES

The Jersey Youth Service and The Jersey Youth Trust charity work together to provide the Youth Enquiry Service, commonly known as the YES project.
We provide young people with free confidential, information, advice and counselling.

Our History

We first opened our doors in September 2008 in La Motte Street, when it was recognised there was a need for a drop-in service that could support young people by providing up-to-date information, advice and counselling.

Since opening our doors in 2008 we have been grateful to be supported by our charity 'The Jersey Youth Trust'. This charity provides essential funding to enable us to run our drop-in and the services we provide for young people.

In 2015 the Jersey Youth Service moved premises and relocated at St. James Centre where the YES project had access to new facilities. In early 2017 we secured a new location at Eagle House, La Colomberie which is closer to the high street so we could be more accessible and visible to the community.
This move has already seen the benefits with numbers of young people walking through the doors increasing as well as other member of the community accessing our services.

Our Services

Please see below some information on the services we provide at YES

Information and Advice

The main part of our service is providing information and advice.

YES can help with:

  • Finding education and training
  • Family and relationships
  • Health
  • Housing or homelessness
  • Justice and Equality
  • Funding opportunities
  • Well-being
  • Mental Health concerns
  • Support young people that have been reported missing.
  • Advocacy

AND MUCH MORE!

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Counselling

We provide a free face to face counselling service for young people aged 12 to 25 years old.

Young people age 12 will need parental consent to register to see one of our counsellors.

Young people age 13+ can start counselling with us confidentially without parental consent.

We try our best to find you a counsellor who meets your needs.

For more information about what counselling is and what can be talked about in counselling click here.

 

The drop-in centre

The YES drop-in is located at Eagle House. Any young person can walk in and speak to a member of the team to access advice and information. If we don’t know the answer to your issue we will work with other professionals and agencies to find the information you require.

Pop into our drop-in during our opening times:

  • Monday         14:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesday         14:00 – 19:00
  • Wednesday   14:00 – 19:00
  • Thursday      14:00 – 19:00
  • Friday            14:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday       11:00 – 16:00

Our Staff

The YES Project always has Youth Workers around for you to talk to.

Rebecca Brown - Senior Youth Worker
Danielle Bullock - Assistant Youth Worker
Taylor Green - Sessional Youth Worker
Sophie Morin - Sessional Youth Worker

Our Counsellors

We have a range of qualified and skilled counsellors working for the project.

Our counsellors are:
Esme Holley
Vicky Stabler
Marcus Butel
Cathy Gurd
Claire McMenamin
Mary Ayling-Phillip

Trainee counsellors:
Gabrielle Deane
Emily Pinel
Emma Monet

Our Committee

Jersey Youth Trust is our registered Charity that funds the majority of the project. To enable our charity to run and provide the valuable support to our project we rely on a team of volunteers that play crucial roles within the Committee. Our committee is made of:

Chairperson - Jaci Graham
Vice Chairperson - Steve Le Long
Honorary Treasurer - Paul Hunter
Honorary Secretary - Amy Hall
Trustee - Anne Pryke
Trustee - Nuno Santos Costa
Committee Member - Richard Dyer

To support the YES project to continue to provide FREE counselling and support to young people donate through our JustGiving page:

Jersey Youth Service

The Youth Enquiry Service (YES) is a project of the Jersey Youth Service and follows their polices and procedures. The Jersey Youth Service is part of the Government of Jersey and provides Youth Work to young people in Jersey up to the age of 25 years old. The organisation has been established for over 40 years which in this time has built a team of dedicated Youth Workers who deliver youth work with energy, commitment and enthusiasm so that young people have a positive experience while engaged with the Youth Service.

The service offers young people and young adults new and challenging experiences that will stretch their knowledge, skills and attitudes in a way that enables them to reflect upon themselves as individuals in order that they fulfill their potential to contribute as positive members of the community.

Overall the Jersey Youth Service has over 21 youth projects around the island.

Each project delivers the Youth Service promise to young people which are to provide;

  • Opportunities – Activities, events, courses, support, information.
  • Places – Welcoming, safe, well-equipped and well staffed.
  • Voice – Having a say, getting involved, being heard and making a difference.
  • Equality – Treating everyone fairly and valuing everyone as an individual.

Get in Touch

Find Us

Youth Enquiry Service, The Link, Eagle House, La Colomberie, St Helier JE2 4QB

Call Us

01534 280530

Text Us

07797 778424

Email Us

yes@jys.je