The Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
Supporting the Bailiwick's Young People
ONE TO ONE
Sometimes we all need someone to talk to. We offer free, confidential listening support to young people aged 11 – 18 years. These sessions can take place in one of our centres, school or in the community. Our staff are trained to offer a range of advice, share skills and to simply listen.
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.
“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
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
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.
COMPLEX HEALTH PROJECT
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.
WE CAN OFFER:
One to one sessions
Support with appointments
Different group activities to have fun and meet new friends with similar experiences
A young carer is someone who has any type of caring responsibility. This could be for their parents, siblings or someone else. It could involve taking on extra responsibility around the house, helping to cook, clean or help someone get ready.
WE CAN OFFER:
Bi-weekly youth group – a chance to meet other young carers, have fun and learn new skills
One to one support