Youth Support Services
Bridging the Gap Project
The Federation has provided a young peoples support service in the High Peak/North Dales since September 2014. It is funded by The Tudor Trust until August 2018.
The project was developed due to the growing demand from younger adults accessing our services, and the realisation that many had accessed services as children, but lost touch with mental health services during the transition to adulthood.
The current service operates from the Buxton office, and provides free support services to young people aged between 15 and 25 years who are experiencing mental health difficulties. The project primarily offers One-to One (face to face) support and Drop-ins.
The objective of our client -led service is to assist young people who want to make positive changes to their wellbeing, offering support with day to day issues, whilst providing the opportunity to develop skills to manage emotions. Working in collaboration with the young person, the support aims to enable an individual to empower themselves and maintain independence, whilst addressing the young person’s unmet needs and aspirations.