Being a young person sucks because of all the responsibilities placed upon us by family and society in general. As young people, we are expected to commit to receiving an education, balancing our family problems with our social lives, working part-time or full-time jobs, all while being model members of our local community.
The evolutions of digital technology and the immense increase in population has resulted in the young people of today facing more advanced problems and problems young people of the past would never in thought of.
Young people today have higher levels of stress and anxiety often exasperated by social media, exploitation, peer pressure, circumstance, struggles of sexuality and acceptance, pressure placed on them by school and parents, and the idea that everything they are doing now is not going to be good enough because there will always be someone better that comes along after.
Life as a young person is not always plain sailing and just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing! With the help of TOKKO’s bespoke support projects we ensure young people have access to the support they need when they need it most.
Every young person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect to enable them to thrive and reach their potential; sometimes we just need some help and guidance to work things out or someone in our corner to speak out when we feel unable to do so.
Our experience and qualified youth workers and staff are here to listen, understand and help you on every step of your journey. Remember you are not alone – there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Explore our current range of support projects to discover how we can help you.
TOKKO accepts self-referrals from young people as well as referrals from parents and professionals such as GP’s, schools, health services, youth workers and social workers.
When completing your referral form please select the identified project and add as much detail as possible to enable us to fully understand the current situation and support needs.
Once you have submitted the referral form it will be sent to the lead member of staff who will add you to the project waiting list and get in touch to discuss the way forward and invite you into the centre. Should you wish to discuss your referral don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and chat to one of our friendly staff team – remember there is no such thing as a silly question.
All we ask is that you make sure the young person you refer to us is fully aware of and has consented to the referral as we don’t want to waste their time or that of our workers.