HELP is at hand – from a shop in Chichester.
After a big refurbishment, the Chichester Information Shop for Young People, in Little London, has relaunched its service.
Information, advice and counselling is on offer and easy to reach for teenagers and young people.
Ian Hamilton works at the shop, which is run as a charity.
“Funding for youth services has been severely cut, leaving many youngsters without formal support,” he said.
“Chichester Information Shop provides this support for the issues which are important to them, in a relaxed, no-blame environment.
“We work to encourage young people to seek help when they find it difficult to speak to friends, teachers and family,” added Mr Hamilton.
The shop aims to create a welcoming environment for people in the Chichester district.
“Young people face many challenges in their life and development, some are unable to cope and don’t have support networks they can rely on for help,” said Mr Hamilton. “Chichester Information Shop provides someone to turn to when individuals are unable to cope with the personal issues which are important in their lives.”
The service helps young people with sexual health, relationships, bullying and work issues.