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EveryYouth Healthy

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.  

EveryYouth Healthy 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.


young people received mental health support


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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EveryYouth Healthy also has wider economic and societal benefits. Pro Bono Economics (PBE) estimates that the Fund could generate almost £1M in economic benefits from reduced NHS demand and increased work productivity. Read the full report here.

“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


Read Sallie's reflections on her difficult childhood, homelessness and her future plans to work with children and young people.

Andrew shares his story with insecure housing, sofa-surfing and emergency accommodation for Pride Month.

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

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