What should I know?
According to the United Nations, as a young person you have a right to evolving capacities and development. This means that the timing of the support you get should make sense in the context of your life, and should fit around time commitments like school or college. You should also not be left feeling ignored or forgotten while waiting to access support.
What might help me?
- Knowing someone will get back to you if you reach out to a service
- Support ‘while you wait’ – some services will have a waiting list but you shouldn’t be left with no support in the meantime!
- The timing of support fitting around the other things in your life
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Jamie* (young person) said “having the ability to see the same staff member is very helpful as it gives a sense of continuation. You don’t have to explain yourself over and over again to a new person.”
*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.