Support will be offered through a variety of mediums that young people feel comfortable with. They can receive counselling online, over the phone, via text or of course face to face. This money isn’t just going to benefit those who seek counselling but also the local community who will have a chance to get involved through mentoring and volunteering opportunities.
Christine Mead, Head of Wellbeing Services at THT, said:
“This is a breakthrough for THT in our drive to develop more comprehensive services, led by young people for young people.”
She also said that by using technology they are aiming to reach out to a growing number of young people who ordinarily may not have engaged with traditional services. The fund enables THT to bridge the gap between mental and sexual health and instead looks at the well being of the whole person.
The three year project will begin this month and is aimed at young people who are concerned about sex, sexuality, relationships, sexual health and sexually transmitted infections. The charity said the projects working title is T2T (an abbreviation of Talk to Terry) but the final name ill be selected by the young persons executive group.