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Web chat hours over the holidays

We are changing our web chat opening hours over the school summer holidays.  We will now be available from 2pm – 5pm until schools re-open in September.  Our web chat service is open to any young person in… Read More »

We’re going live with our webchat

A quick update to let you all know that we’re going live with our online web chat service from 16th July.  If you’re a young person who feels worried, anxious or upset about something and you’d like to… Read More »

Welcome to our new site

Hi everyone and welcome to our brand new website. You will see that we have updated our logo and branding as we launch new projects and initiatives around young people’s mental health. Our new Webchat facility will be… Read More »

LS Music Studios

As outlined at Case Studies 3 and 4, Eddy (Edward O’Brien) have launched their own business – LS Music Studios. The website reports, ‘With funding from the Big Lottery LS Music Studio is a North West company offering… Read More »

Shaun: I joined the project when I was 14 or 15

Shaun is 21 years of age and local to the area. He is self-employed and rents the house he lives in. He did ‘OK’ at school achieving a number of GCSEs. He joined the Project when he was… Read More »

Eddy: I now run my own not for profit event management company

Eddy is 21 years old and is local to the area. He is currently self-employed and lives with his mum. He has 5 GCSEs and joined the Ynot Project when he was 12 or 13 years old. He… Read More »

Alice: I was brought in to the project because ‘I messed about a lot’.

Alice is 22 years of age and local to the area where the Project operates. She is currently unemployed and lives with her mum and her ‘fella’. She left school at 16 years with 4 or 5 GCSEs… Read More »

A Volunteer’s Journey

I originally resided in Wales. I decided to make changes to my life due to 18 years of chronic substance misuse and the problems that that created. Problems around social isolation, police involvement, disruption to my family, loved… Read More »

Helen Dougan, Assistant Headteacher

The Hollins Technology College has very strong links with Ynot Aspire, and we are very grateful for the excellent input we receive on a regular basis. We have been fortunate enough to host a “Know Fear” prevention and… Read More »

Hyndburn NPT, Springhill/ Scaitcliffe Policing Team

Hyndburn Neighbourhood Policing Team have worked closely with Ynot Aspire from the start. The Springhill/ Scaitcliffe neighbourhood policing team have worked with Ynot Aspire on several successful projects including an area referral 5 years ago, following concerns from… Read More »