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The Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney

Supporting the Bailiwick's Young People



Whilst we are unable to take on any new one to ones at the moment we can offer you this great resource,
put together by our Educational Mental Health Practitioner Lizzie. Please press download and read the
easy to follow '10 tips to Emotional Health and Wellbeing.'

(Youth listening support and coping skills)

The Youth Commission is regrettably unable to accept any new referrals at the current time for one to one (this excludes sunflower, complex health and the EMHW team). We are hopeful that this will change in the coming months so please do come back to us if you need to. In the meantime, please check out the rest of our website which will show other services that we can offer; and if you feel your child would benefit from an emotional resource pack, please email

For some young people, being part of a group can have many benefits. We deliver a variety of group opportunities for young people that aim to develop confidence, teach skills to manage their emotions in a healthy and appropriate way and have fun. Please have a look at our what's on page to see what is on offer. This includes Apollo, Indigo and many more - Please have a look at our what's on page to see what else is available.

Please deliver your consent/referral form to any of our offices on the contact page, or email it to

“I found having someone to talk to helps me not to build up all my worries inside. This makes it easier to manage my feelings“
- Jack, 16


For some young people, they prefer to talk while they’re doing something they enjoy. Our mentors are trained volunteers who support young people in the community. Sessions might involve going for a walk, taking part in an activity, or enjoying a hot chocolate together.

Mentors offer a safe space and a positive role model for young people.

Mentors support young people aged 11 – 18 years about anything and everything that is happening in their lives.

Please deliver your consent/referral form to any of our offices on the contact page, or email it to


The Sunflower Project is a support service for children and young people when they are experiencing a bereavement or someone in the family has a serious illness. The Sunflower Project supports any child of school age.

Information, advice, and resources for parents and carers. Including how to tell your child, how to involve the school etc
-Support for children and families together
–One-to-one support at our centres or at school for children and young people
-Bi-weekly group sessions for children and young people to meet others experiencing similar issues and to find spaces to have fun and relax
-Annual Residential Weekends
One-off events such as Remembering at Christmas


We offer support and positive activities for young people with complex health needs such as Diabetes, Cancer, Crohns and many more.

This service is available for anyone under the care of the Children’s Community Nurses.


One to one sessions
Support with appointments
Different group activities to have fun and meet new friends with similar experiences
Residential weekends

one-off Events


Educational Mental Health & Wellbeing team

The EMHW team includes three Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and the Senior Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager. These are all roles created to increase access to specialist mental health support, for children and young people.


The services we offer are developed using evidence-based low intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. We offer early intervention for children and young people with mild to moderate anxiety, low mood or behaviour concerns.

If you are interested in guided self help, as a secondary age student, in the four main secondary's, please speak to your school Mental Health lead.

If you are a primary aged parent interested in guided self help of mental health advice please contact, addressing the email to Wellbeing team. We will then be in touch to advise about our support.


Guided self help (individually or in groups)
School support

Mental health advice to parents, young people and at one off events

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