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YouMatter (Love Matters Trust)

Membership Number: AJC407 / Registered Charity Number: 240

YouMatter (Love Matters Trust)

YouMatter works with young people to build their self-esteem and help them to develop an understanding of their true value and worth. We run workshops with thousands of young people in Jersey every year to inspire them to make healthy and positive choices about their lives and relationships.

During these times of school closure and lockdown, we are adapting the way we do things! We have been in touch with all secondary schools and the 9 primary schools we have worked with so far to find out how we can best support their PSHE programmes. The YouMatter team is keen to be flexible and ready to adapt further as the situation changes. We are passionate about continuing to meet the needs of children, young people and parents as best we can during these challenging times, albeit in different ways.

Usually, we provide high-quality, interactive and engaging workshops for young people in schools, youth clubs and other community settings. We also provide sessions for parents and training for professionals.

Currently, we are producing video lessons to share with schools, focusing on our key areas of work. We are also producing videos and lots of useful content to share on our social media platforms for parents, children and young people.

We have 9 key areas of work:

Self-Esteem and Confidence
Positive Relationships
Decision-making Around Sex
Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV and AIDS
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Prevention
Sexting and Staying Safe Online
The Impact and Effects of Pornography
Alcohol, Drugs Misuse and Staying Safe
Supporting Positive Parenting

We also offer one-to-one and small-group work for young people identified as needing some additional support with any of the issues covered by our key areas of work. This area of our work is currently suspended but we hope to reopen our books in September 2021.

Volunteer Commitment

At the moment we would particularly like volunteers to help with fund raising, creating ideas and bringing them to fruition. Any level of commitment would be very much appreciated.

PO Box 465
St Helier
JE4 5RZ

t: 07797 969886
e: hello@youmatter.je
w: www.youmatter.je

Executive Director: Sarah Gray