Chichester Information Shop For Young People Is Open For Business - The Directory Group

Chichester Information Shop for Young People is open for business!

Chichester Information Shop recently re launched its service offering help, information, advice and counselling to young people from newly refurbished premises. Chichester Information Shop is located at 34a Little London and is easily reached from the town centre shopping area.  It is a completely free and independent service, aimed at 13 to 25 year olds, available on a ‘drop in’ basis on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1.00 till 5.00.  Funding for youth services has been severely cut leaving many youngsters without formal support. Chichester Information Shop provides this support for the issues which are important to them, in a relaxed, non judgemental no blame environment.

Chichester Information Shop is an independent registered charity supporting the needs and improving the wellbeing of young people.  We do this by:-

  • Encouraging young people to seek help when they find it difficult to speak to friends, teachers and family.
  • Listening to and caring about the issues that are important and personal to them.
  • Creating a welcoming ‘no blame’ environment, delivering support in a friendly non judgemental way.
  • Giving information and advice to help them resolve the issues affecting their lives.
  • Providing free and confidential counselling.
  • Providing practical support and advice resolving everyday issues.

Young people face many challenges in their life and development, some are unable to cope and don’t have support networks they can rely on for help.  Chichester Information Shop provides SOMEONE TO TURN TO when individuals are unable to cope with the personal issues which are important in their lives.  Early intervention by skilled and knowledgeable helpers can relieve feelings of isolation, prevent problems spiralling, alleviate stress and prevent possible situations which may blight their lives.

On a day to day basis Chichester Information Shop will encounter young people enquiring about sexual health, legal advice, equality issues, homelessness or other housing needs, money matters (including debt), relationships, bullying, health, education, work and training opportunities.  In most cases individuals can be helped with help and guidance to find their own solutions.  Some more serious issues require counselling which is offered after an assessment by a fully qualified worker.

It is our aim to enable young people to become fully participative members of the community and active independent citizens.

For more information contact, chi.infoshop@gmail.com or Tel 01243 839093 during normal opening hours.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley