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Young People

About Young People

York has services dedicated to young people (usually under 25’s), find a list of young persons services below:

Castlegate Counselling

Castlegate young persons counselling service offers support and guidance to under 25’s in York. It is a free and confidential service and can aid young people with the problems they may be facing such as leaving home, sexual health concerns etc. The services offered are listed below and Castlegate also offer a drop-in service in the afternoons from 1 o’clock:

  • Work and learning
  • Careers advice
  • Housing
  • Money and benefits
  • Rights
  • Counselling
  • Condoms & C Card
  • Pregnancy testing and chlamydia screening


The NSPCC works with ChildLine. You can call ChildLine free on 0800 1111 to talk about any worries you have or if you need advice. You can also talk to someone online at

In York NSPCC run:

Minding the baby – a home visiting programme for first time mothers aged 14 to 25 to understand their child and create a healthy and secure attachment. Runs from the third trimester to the child’s second birthday.

Letting the future in – provides a therapeutic service to help children and young people recover from the impact of sexual abuse and works with parents/carers to support them in enabling their child’s recovery.

Please contact us for more information and to find out about referral routes.