Local Youth Services
If you need someone to listen
If you need support or someone to talk to, don’t suffer in silence. There are always people available to help.
The Samaritans offer a free 24-hour listening service on 116 123 where they will listen, be non-judgemental and help you work through what’s on your mind.
The Bournemouth branch is also available for face-to-face sessions from 9am to 9pm at:
1 Durrant Road
You can visit their website here
How We Can Help
We offer many opportunities that reach out and engage with young people across Dorset to meet our aim of helping to transform communities so that everyone truly belongs, contributes and thrives.
Increasingly we are focusing on recognising young people’s achievements through our Young Leaders’ Scheme, AQA Unit Awards Scheme and Peer Mentoring Programme.
If you would like to help
About YMCA Bournemouth
We work across five key areas – Housing & Support, Family & Relationships, Youth Work, Training & Education, and Health & Wellbeing – to enable people in our local community to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit.
On the parable of the Good Samaritan:
”I imagine that the first question the priest and Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But by the very nature of his concern, the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'”
Martin Luther King, Strength to Love