YIACS: An Integrated Health and Wellbeing Model

A briefing explaining the Youth Information, Advice and Counselling Services (YIACS) model. YIACS have developed a unique approach combining a range of complementary interventions including advice work, counselling and other therapies, youth work, health clinics, advocacy and community education. The YIACS model represents a joined-up solution to long-identified problems with young people's access to effective mental health, GP, safeguarding and homelessness services.

The briefing sets out:
• Why YIACS are needed
• Who uses YIACS and why
• How YIACS respond
• The evidence for YIACS' effectiveness
• Ten reasons to commission YIACS