The Youth Trust is a charitable, independent and professional organisation offering counselling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight and, in some cases their parents or carers.
The services provided are delivered by an experienced and qualified team who follow the National Guidelines for Counselling, offering a fast, flexible and confidential service to young people who are experiencing difficulties. The Youth Trust has been working on the Isle of Wight for over 28 years and has made a positive input to the wellbeing of people locally.
If you feel you could do with our help, or know someone who could, please get in touch and we'll be pleased to help
Why is the Youth Trust so important?
A significant number of young people on the Isle of Wight face a difficult future. For example, between 2005 and 2012 the number of children either “in care” or being "looked after" by statutory authorities on the Isle of Wight has consistently been higher than average figures (to be precise, between 28% - 78% higher than South East average, depending on the year chosen). This type of figure, combined with the shocking statistic that 21% of young Islanders are classed as "in poverty", demonstrates the challenges faced by a significant proportion of the Island’s young people and the importance of organisations like the Youth Trust.
What's New at the Youth Trust?
Eileen Monks OBE, Director of the Youth Trust, explained:
“BITE THE WIGHT” is about fundraising, but it’s also about coming together as a community, enjoying food with friends and family, and taking pride in something that the Island does brilliantly.”
The full menu for the event is still under wraps, but participating pubs and restaurants will each dedicate a ‘Trust Table’ with all proceeds for the day going to the Youth Trust.
We are delighted and somewhat humbled to be so whole heartedly supported by the Bestival team and to learn that the New Order performance at Bestival 2012 is to be released as a CD, with the profits coming into the Youth Trust to support the work we do with young people. We are deeply grateful of the support from Bestival and from New Order – we thank them both.