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About Us

Formed in 1982, the Youth Enquiry Service (YES) is a charity based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, that offers free and confidential support and counselling to 13-25year olds. YES is staffed 6 days a week and four evenings a week. We support thousands of young people every year.

YES is staffed by a bank of over 50 volunteers, who are DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checked and are carefully selected and trained to work with young people. Our counsellors are fully qualified, or in the final stages of training. Their case loads are carefully monitored by a supervisor, and all abide by The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Our mission is to provide support which is consistently delivered as non-judgmental, supportive, inclusive and empowering. We work with young people experiencing a wide variety of social welfare issues; these include housing, debt, sexual health, education and employment. These can lead to a range of adverse consequences for young people, most commonly, stress; anxiety, depression, ill health, relationship breakdowns, lost income and lost confidence.

YES also runs a busy sexual health service. We offer a chance to talk about relationships, peer pressure and healthy, positive relationships. We can provide free condoms through the C-card scheme, pregnancy and chlamydia testing.