In light of recent announcements, we have decided to temporarily suspend our face-to-face delivery. This has not been an easy decision but our main objective is to safeguard those who access our services as well as the people that deliver them, and in these times we feel this is the best thing to do.

We continue to operate fully and support those we work with but through different mediums. We will be in contact with everyone who will be affected by this move and are always at the end of the phone for anyone who requires our services or support during this difficult time.

If you need to speak to us please telephone 0151 357 1971 or email hello@youthfed.org

We thank you for your understanding.

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We support over 5,000 young people across the North West. This wouldn't have been possible without the generosity of our Partners and Funders. Help us to help more disadvantaged young people and make a lasting change.

How does funding help?

Youth Fed aims to make a positive difference on society by engaging, empowering and enriching the lives of young people, supporting them to achieve their full potential in life.

We rely on the generous donations of organisations and individuals to deliver the programmes that young people are asking for.  Our programmes include employability support, youth group support, one-to-one mentoring, mental health support, digital skills and safety, knife crime awareness and intensive support for those with the greatest social needs.

Can you help us to enrich the lives of the young people who need us most?

£250 will provide a mental health awareness course for youth workers.

£1000 will enable us to support a young person with complex needs on a one-to-one basis for 10 sessions.

£5000 could help us to roll-out our Knife Crime Awareness programme in a new area.

“Youth Fed changes young people’s lives, the one to one work they deliver and the pathways they create separates them from other charities.”

Our early intervention mental health support pilot project was developed as young people in Cheshire were waiting over 6 months for NHS support. Youth Fed can provide immediate one-to-one support for those young people suffering mental ill health from a trained Mental Health Officer.

Young person: “I always had anxiety since I was a Child and many up and down day I have also had thoughts of self-harm & suicide. The sessions have helped me to understand things more, move forward and cope better.”

Parent: “Feel as though I have my son back…thank you!”

We are looking for further funding to roll out this much needed mental health programme.

View our 2019 annual report

Read our annual report for an overview of all we have achieved this year with the support of our partners.

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We would love to roll out our ‘Trade the Blade’ programme across the region. Our pilot project engaged 1600 young people in workshops on knives, gangs, personal safety, first aid and high impact experiential talks on the impact and consequences of knife crime. Talks were given by ex-offenders, emergency services personnel and people affected by knife crime.

Knife Crime has increased by 12.1% in Cheshire over the last 12 months and is associated with poverty, poor mental health and lack of economic opportunity. Cheshire, Halton, Warrington & Wirral contain pockets of severe deprivation where violent crime and anti-social behaviour are on the increase.

Youth Fed can help to combat violent crime with your support today

There is a worldwide shortage of cyber security professionals – your support could inspire a diverse range of young people to fill the skills gap!

The aim of the North West Cyber Safety Programme is to provide safe and ethical use of the internet by young people and supporting improved career pathways and job opportunities in internet-related and knowledge-based enterprises. The programme aims to inspire and educate young people aged 8-18 who are our future cybercrime fighters.

In October 2018 Youth Fed launched its first Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Salford and we are in the process of opening another centre at Daresbury, near Warrington.

The SOC is an exciting initiative with its main focus being to inspire potential talent, creating a pipeline for the cyber security industry to respond to the skills gap. At The National Cyber Awards 2019, Youth Fed were proud to win the Cyber Charity Initiative of the Year award for the project.

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