Our Young Person’s Support Worker offers
confidential, emotional and practical support to young people aged 13 to 25 years, including all members of the trans community and non-binary people. In face to face sessions, you can use the time in any way that is helpful to you. This usually involves:
An initial session to find out how we can best support you. This will last around 45 minutes (bring someone with you?)
Outreach support in North, South and East Ayrshire in a local community venue near you e.g. health centre, women’s project etc.
Ongoing 45-minute sessions where you can talk and/or use creative materials to express yourself.
Telephone support sessions, text and e-mail support & Support to friends and family
Our Young Person’s Worker works closely with our Prevention Workers, who deliver workshops on sexual violence prevention children and young people across Ayrshire.
Live Chat Service
We want to ensure you can talk to us easily and anonymously in a way that is comfortable for you. Our Live Chat service can provide one to one support and information for you, for a friend, partner or a family member.
The STAR Centre’s Live Chat is a confidential support and information service for people aged 13+ who have experienced or been affected by sexual violence at any point in their lifetime.
You can access this service every Wednesday from 12pm-2pm.
Our workers are trained to give you information and support and can also sign-post you to a range of other services in your area so that you can make the right choices for you. Live Chat sessions last for up to 45 minutes.
We will listen without judgement. You have no obligation to disclose what has happened to bring you to our service. We will not keep your conversations and you don’t need to give us your real name or any contact information if you don’t want to.