Useful resources for Young People

Hello! On this page you can find a range of useful resources. Just below are videos, if you scroll a bit further you can find links to other websites that can help out with everything from sexual health to drugs to mental wellbeing and below that is a bunch of information about counselling, which Step 2 provides for free, and completely confidentially.


Follow this link to find out about our outreach services, in partnership with HALE and Locala:





For Sexual Health Advice or to get an appointment to be seen regarding any concerns, please contact 030 3330 9500

Step 2 offers a range of services to you, including drop-ins and outreach services where you can get information and support for your sexual health, and youth workers and counsellors who can support you with a range of issues. More information is available on our social media sites. To find out more drop in to Step 2 on Tong Street, and send us a message. Scroll down to help you think through whether counselling is right for you.

Useful Links

Here are some links to some educational videos we produced, and some useful websites where you can get more information.

If you would like to find out more information from related websites, please click on the logos below:










Counselling at Step2

Step2 offers counselling for young people aged 10-19yrs at our community base on weekday evenings between 4pm -8pm. We have a dedicated and experienced team of counsellors who all have experience of working with young people.  It is a free and confidential service.

Sometimes young people struggle with a variety of issues such as

  • low self esteem
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bullying
  • domestic violence
  • alcohol and substance misuse
  • loss and bereavement
  • physical and emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • relationship difficulties
  • sexuality
  • child sexual exploitation
  • school and exam pressures

Sometimes young people worry about having mental illness and with so much information available on line it can be difficult to work out what’s really going on.

What is counselling and how can it help?

Counselling offers you a private, independent space where you can talk through the things that are bothering you at your own pace. You will be given the opportunity to build a relationship with a counsellor who will be alongside you as you work out what is bothering you and find ways together to make things feel easier. You will not be told what is wrong with you and you will not be judged. Whilst we cannot change things that may have already happened, we can work together to make sense of things and make them feel easier to live with.

If I decide I want to give it a go what happens next?

If you decide you would like to try counselling you will be given the opportunity to come and meet with one of our counsellors who will explain how it all works. Importantly, you will go at your own pace and you will decide whether you want to give it a go. If you decide you’d like to go ahead you will need to attend every week for an hour a week. After six weeks you will review the work you have done with your counsellor and if you decide you need to do more you will be able to continue. You and your counsellor will decide together when it is the right time to end.

If you would like to make an appointment you can either

  • Ring 01274 683118
  • Text 07985 127097
  • email

If you want any more information then contact