Young people : useful links


Housemate is run by Shelter Cymru’s Education Service. It is a project aimed at young people to help them learn about independent living. It also provides teachers and professionals with information and resources.


Call Childline free on 0800 1111 to speak to a friendly person who can help you. If you can’t get through the first time, don’t give up – just keep trying, or you can visit their website.

The Foyer Federation

The Foyer Federation helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. Local foyers provide different levels of support but may include supported housing, training and employment projects. To find your local foyer, click here.


Meic is the national advocacy, information and advice helpline for children and young people in Wales aged 0 to 25. Young people can access the service by phone on 080880 23456, SMS text message, web based instant messenger or e-mail.

The Mix

The Mix gives advice and support on lots of different topics to young people under 25. You can contact them confidentially by phone – 0808 808 4994 (freephone 11am-11pm every day), email, or live chat. Or you can use their directory to find organisations which could help you in your area.

This page was last updated on: February 21, 2019

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