Here are some of the youth advice and information centres in Dorset:

Youth advice and information centres in Dorset
Advice centre  Address
Treads 28b Market Place
Blandford Forum
DT11 7EB
Portland drop-in Easton Methodist Church
The Open Arms youth drop-in centre
and coffee bar (VInspired)
41 Easton Square
The Rendezvous Under Cheap Street Church

If you're under 25, the Space Youth Project supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. You can talk to someone about sexuality and how to deal with it along with other support, such as safer sex advice. They can also offer you a chance to meet new people. 

What Dorset youth advice and information centres can offer

Qualified staff offer young people free support and someone to talk to at the advice and information centres, including confidential advice on issues such as:

  • health
  • sexuality and relationships
  • managing money
  • travel
  • study tips and dealing with exam pressure
  • finding a job
  • housing advice

Any young person can drop into a centre for free, unbiased advice, an informal chat, or to stay and have coffee with other young people.

You can also contact a centre beforehand to set up a one to one meeting in a private meeting room, or in an environment to suit you. Talking to someone who isn't a family member or friend could be the support you need.

Activities and facilities

As well as offering advice, there are lots of fun things to do at youth advice centres. Every centre offers different things, but they could include:

  • coffee bars
  • computer suites with internet access
  • training schemes
  • music studios
  • pool tables
  • chill-out areas to chat with friends