Our Drop-in is a safe place for all young people aged 12-21 and are staffed by workers who have experience and an interest in young people’s health. You can come alone or bring a friend! You can pop in to:
- Get information on a range of different health topics
- Sit with other young people in a shared space while waiting for a 1:1 with a worker
- Have a 1:1 confidential chat with a worker
- Refer yourself into weekly one-to-one support or counselling
- Use our sexual health services
- Have a massage (Friday’s only)
Current drop-in times are;
Wednesday’s 4:30pm - 7:30pm and Friday’s 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Everyone is really friendly and will treat you with respect. We have your best interests at heart and all services are free and confidential.
The Junction has a zero tolerance policy on language or behaviour that discriminates on the grounds of:
What happens at the Junction Walk-In?
Our Walk-in service is a safe place for all young people aged 12-21 to come and chat to a worker on a 1:1 basis. Instead of waiting in the drop-in area with friends/ other young people, you will wait in our main staffed reception. If you’d like, you could bring a friend or even a family member or support worker to wait with you while you see a worker!
At walk-in appointments, young people can:
- Have a confidential chat with a worker about anything on their mind
- Refer themselves for weekly counselling or one-to-one support
- Find out more about the Junction, have a look around and ask questions
Current walk-in times are;
Monday’s and Thursday’s 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Please come to the middle (purple) door for walk-in, where you will be asked to fill in a quick sign-in sheet: there is no need to say what service you need or give us any contact details if you don’t want to. Walk in appointments can last anything from 5 minutes to around 30 minutes depending on the issue you would like to discuss.
Our staff are really friendly and will treat you with respect. We have your best interests at heart and all our services are free and confidential.
What is the difference between the Walk-In and Drop-In?
The Drop-In is a shared space. It is a chance to come in on your own or with friends to learn more about different health and wellbeing topics and chat about things that are important to you. You can also access a 1:1 with a worker and even get a massage on a Friday! No over 21’s apart from our workers are allowed in the drop-in space. At the drop-in there are fun activities, a different theme each month as well as free juice and fruit.
The Walk-In is a chance to wait for your 1:1 with a worker in a quieter environment. You are welcome to come by yourself or come with an adult/ support worker or friend. You will be offered a drink while you wait and hopefully you will be seen straight away or soon after.