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Young people who become homeless have usually experienced multiple adverse childhood experiences (e.g. neglect, abuse, witnessing addiction or mental illness).  The mental and emotional toll of these experiences are compounded by homelessness. 

Current services are often unable to respond quickly enough to young people in housing crisis and mental health problems can become embedded.  We can’t expect young people take the risks necessary to move on with their lives when they are struggling with poor mental health.  

Our Health Fund provides young people with individually tailored counselling quickly. This helps young people to cope with traumas, to better engage with the services available and to improve their emotional resilience.

373

young people received mental health support

93%

of young people are reporting improved mental health

£52 can provide a young person with an hour of specialist mental health support.

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“We are ambitious for all young people but they can only fulfil their potential if they can address their trauma. Existing services are catastrophically over-stretched and are not providing the support young people need. We know that if young people get the right support at the right time they can overcome almost any trauma so that’s what we try to do”
Nick Connolly, CEO of EveryYouth

SHINING STORIES

Kiera explores her journey to living independently with the help of EveryYouth and her hopes for the future.

Adam overcame a childhood of disruption and homophobia to live independently. Here, they write about their journey of support.

Lucy and her baby boy overcome financial hurdles to move into a home of their own. Here, she writes about her journey though support.

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