Youth Talk offers professional counselling to young people aged between 13 - 25 year olds, who live, work or attend school in the District of St. Albans. Such support has been shown to be effective in tackling a wide range of issues from family and school problems to depression and other mental health problems. One in four young people will have a mental health issue, which means it could be your friends, family or neighbours who need us.

Running this high quality service is expensive and we want to establish a broad base of support so we can continue to offer more than 60 counselling sessions each week.

Friends of Youth Talk

has been founded to help us do this. We are looking for volunteers to get involved in a number of possible ways, such as:

  • Joining the committee to organise and run fun events
  • Helping with social and fundraising events
  • Fundraising activities such as organising collection tins, making funding bids.

Helping at just one fundraising event a year would make a real difference.

Whatever your expertise our friendly team of volunteers are eager to hear from you. Contact Jo on 01727 868684 or email

In return, Youth Talk can offer volunteers a valuable range of experiences. Some rewards might include:

  • Career building and CV enhancement e.g. experience of committee procedures
  • Experience of Voluntary Sector marketing and promotion
  • Insights into the work of therapists and the operation of a community counselling agency
  • Fun, friendship and satisfaction

Volunteers to Friends of Youth Talk should be 27 years old or more. Any volunteer whose input requires access to the counselling centre will need to be DBS checked.