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Youth Access


Youth Access is a national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice and counselling services (YIACS). Their projects and activities ensure that links are fostered and sustained between the different sectors impacting on our members’ work with young people.

Youth Access is an advice and counselling network.  They believe that every young person has a right to access free, high quality advice and counselling. Working with member organisations, they promote the YIACS model as part of local services for young people everywhere.

They do this by:

  • Providing YIACS with the tools they need to deliver high quality services to young people
  • Building the evidence to shape policy and services that meet young people’s needs
  • Promoting young people’s right to be heard.

They work with organisations providing services for young people aged 11 – 25 years.  On the website you can search for a service local to where you live.

Mental health policy work

They work closely with Government, NHS, academic and voluntary sector partners to improve youth mental health policy and to develop the evidence base for the effectiveness of youth information, advice and counselling services (YIACS).

‘Future in Mind’, the landmark report of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Taskforce published in 2015, proposed a key role for YIACS as part of every local youth mental health offer. Working with Government, their members and young people, their challenge now is to turn Future in Mind’s vision into reality.


Contact Details

020 8772 9900



Youth Access, 1-2 Taylors Yard, 67 Alderbrook Road, Clapham, London SW12 8AD

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Last updated:
12th September 2018