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Ypeople Orkney Y-Talk Youth Counselling Service and Ypeople Orkney Family Support Service

(Both of these services are funded by Orkney Alcohol and Drugs Partnership)

Y-Talk Youth Counselling Service
Ypeople provides the Y-Talk Youth Counselling Service , which is a free and confidential youth counselling service  for children and young people up to age 25. We offer support with issues such as substance misuse, stress, depression, anxiety, feeling down, self-harm, not coping, feeling alone or bullying. We provide counselling services throughout Orkney and offer online, Skype and telephone counselling, as well as face-to-face sessions. We also offer flexible appointment times, including evenings and weekends and welcome referrals from all individuals and agencies.

Ypeople Orkney Family Support Service
The Family Support Service provides free and confidential support for all families in Orkney, struggling to deal with the effects of a loved one’s drinking or drug misuse.

The Family Support Service is accessed on a voluntary basis and provides practical support and problem-solving strategies to help address the issues that problematic alcohol or drug misuse might be causing to children and other family members. We provide confidential, one-to-one and family group support to help individuals with a wide range of issues, such as debt management, accessing appropriate healthcare services for adults and children within the family, benefits, practical parenting skills or indeed anything else that might help to make a difference. The service welcomes referrals from all individuals and agencies.

For further information please contact:

Orkney’s Young People’s Supported Accommodation Service (Main Office)
43 Junction Road
KW15 1AR
Telephone: 01856 875815






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Ypeople Orkney Y-Talk Youth Counselling Service and Ypeople Orkney Family Support Service

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In Action

Ypeople’s services deliver a broad range of programmes and projects which support vulnerable children, young people and families as well as providing accommodation support, support for people whose lives have been affected by homelessness, mentoring and befriending.