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Our Services

Empowering young people to make positive life choices

Mentoring Programme

Our mentoring programme involves a young person meeting one-to-one with one of our dedicated youth workers. Sessions continue for as long as required. 

Research proves the most important factor in fostering resilience in young people is a caring, consistent relationship with an adult. 

The earlier the bond is formed, the stronger it is and the greater impact it has on the young person’s future. 

All sessions are structured with clear targets and objectives agreed by the referring agency, young person and mentor.


How they work

We provide a safe and comfortable environment that enables young people to relax and share their stories. We build trust and security in a professional yet informal relationship. If needed, we will attend professionals’ meetings and provide advocacy for the young person.


One-to-one mentoring

Positive role model

Exploring positive life choices

Developing coping strategies

Increased emotional resilience and self-esteem

Improved communication skills

Safe space to talk, offload and reflect 


Emotional Resilience Programme

This 10-week programme is designed to broaden understanding of mental health issues, provide tools to overcome problems and boost emotional resilience.

What is emotional resilience?

Emotional resilience refers to our ability to cope with stressful situations or crisis. More resilient people are able to adapt to adversity. Less resilient people have a harder time with stress and life’s challenges. Fortunately, emotional resilience is a trait that can be developed. We can learn to persevere, become aware of what we’re feeling and why, and gain fresh perspective.

Each 2-hour session is delivered by two experienced youth workers. Activities designed to build emotional resilience are partnered with inspiring discussions led by expert speakers.


The Sharma Project

The SHARMA project is a project to support young women, Year 9 and above, who are currently known to parents and school as self harming. It’s a 12 week project. We meet weekly for 2 hours at the HYP Centre as a group of 6 with 2 trained and experienced Youth Workers.

Together, we creatively, holistically and, practically look at emotions and feelings, safety and support, neuroscience and, practical “real” ways to help with the management of self harm. We break down barriers and prejudices around self harm and the myriad of issues that accompany it. By the end of the project we have completed a co-created a help sheet which is tailored to the group’s needs and which can be given to parents and schools if the young person wishes to.

HYP Surf School

Learn to surf with our fully accredited HYP Surf School. Our instructors are fully qualified lifeguards and we provide all wetsuits and boards.

Holiday Activities

We offer a fun and empowering activities programme every school holiday. We invite young people to embrace fresh challenges, get outside and get wild!

Surfing improves fitness and teaches us patience, courage and perseverance. Being in the ocean helps us become mindful and improves our sense of well-being. Young people benefit from social interaction and it gives a great confidence boost.

Forest School
Young people are happier, healthier and more creative when they are connected with the natural world. Learn to build fires, make dens, play games, roam in the river, and enjoy hot chocolate under the trees!

Tate St Ives
HYP work in partnership with Tate St Ives to deliver art and animation workshops for young people. These sessions are informative, fun and offer opportunities to learn new skills and discover hidden talents.

Drama & Theatre
We regularly visit Minack Theatre productions and take part in annual drama workshops in their open-air theatre. We also organise trips to see Rogue Theatre productions in the spectacular setting of Tehidy Woods. These activities open young people’s minds as they enjoy the creative magic of these imaginary worlds.

Other activities include:

  • problem-solving games
  • archery
  • ice skating
  • sailing

Sexual Health & Young Women's Health

All of our HYP workers are C-Card trained which allows them to distribute free condoms and talk to people about Sexual health.  We are a registered C Card location for all young people to come and receive FREE protection.

Sanitary Wear
At HYP we recognise ‘Period Poverty’. We help tackle this issue by supplying FREE sanitary wear to any young person who accesses our facilities.  We receive donations of sanitary wear and money to buy products to give to young person.

Breakfast Club and Youth Cafe

We offer a friendly and relaxed space for young people to come along and receive a healthy meal, before and after school.

Breakfast Club
Our Breakfast Club runs every Tuesday and Thursday during term time between 7.45am-8.45am.

Young people can drop in for a healthy, nutritious breakfast to set them up for the day, in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Our team of experienced youth workers are always on hand for information, advice and guidance as well as a friendly chat.  For more information, click here.

Youth Cafe
Our Youth Cafes are open access and provide young people with a safe space in which to the make new friends, socialise with peers, and receive information, advice and guidance from our team of experienced youth workers in a relaxed atmosphere.  To find out when are Youth Cafes run, click here.