Benefits of membership

The Youth Access membership exists to support the national network of Youth, Information Advice and Counselling Services in various ways.

Youth Advice and Counselling services like yours transform the lives of young people every day. There's no one better placed to support your local young people than you. We want every young person in every local area to be able to access that kind of community-based support. Together, we have already made huge progress in funding, impact and building the evidence base. This is just the start. 

We want to see a world where every young person has access to the support they need, when and where they need it, to thrive on their journey into adulthood. We’re here to unite frontline youth advice and counselling services with a collective voice and fight boldly for the needs of young people. Download our information pack to find out more.

With a Youth Access Membership, you can 

  • be a part of a powerful, national network of likeminded services 
  • have access to the Members area of our website with exclusive practice-based resources and publications 
  • gain evidence to help you make the case for your services to your funders  
  • attend training opportunities for free (or at heavily discounted member rates) 
  • attend events for free (or at heavily discounted/supplemented member rates) 
  • have access to all networking opportunities 
  • have your service advertised on our service directory 
  • have opportunities for your service and young people to feed into national policy 
  • have opportunities for your service and young people to take part in research 
  • take advantage of partnerships on funding bids 
  • have opportunities to join working groups 
  • receive community bulletins 
  • have your service spotlighted throughout our channels
  • have the opportunity to promote job vacancies on our website 

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