Championing our network

Youth Access is the national membership body that represents and champions organisations delivering support for young people.

Our members - Youth Information, Advice and Counselling Services (YIACS) - are organisations rooted in their local communities. Also known as ‘early support hubs’ or ‘one-stop shops’, they provide easily-accessible support to young people aged 11-25 on a wide range of issues. 

Our members come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re here to guide and support them.  

Our strength is in the diversity of our membership, supporting them to deliver services in a way that is responsive to their communities and to learn from each other so we can improve and adapt. 

Take a look at the programmes and campaigns we're involved in to help us to support our members.

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  • The YIACS Model

    The YIACS Model

    Standing up for young people’s right to holistic, person-centred support. Offering guidance. Connecting young people

  • Fund the Hubs

    Fund the Hubs

    The campaign for 'early support hubs' for every young person in England.

  • YIACS & Money Matters

    YIACS & Money Matters

    It’s well known that debt and financial hardship can be causes of mental ill-health – but it was less clear whether effective support was available for young people. 

  • Counselling study

    Counselling study

    A national study led by leading academics evidenced the positive impact of voluntary sector counselling services on the lives of young people.