Be Real. Be Heard. Be Valued.
Alternatives Dundee Youth began by offering support in the form of sex and relationships education. However, the more young people we met, the more we realised that young people were wanting a safe space to be heard and valued. Many are unsure about their lives and their emotions not through lack of information or education but through not having space to talk openly about the ‘stuff’ that has an impact on their lives. They told us that they often make decisions that are seen as risky not through lack of education but as a means of escape…a way of expressing unresolved feelings and exploring their identity.
The aim of our Youth Support is;
- to improve self- esteem
- to improver decision making skills
- to develop resilience
Alternatives Dundee Youth understand the importance of giving young people a safe space to explore feelings, to express ideas and find meaning and purpose.