How we can help Helping Young People Peer mentoring Peer mentoring Sometimes adults just don’t get what it’s like to be a young person today. So when it comes to dealing with some problems another young person near your age could be the right person to talk to. But not everyone has a friend to help them. That is why we created our peer mentoring services. Youth Link – Newcastle and Northumberland Youth Link is the name for our young people’s peer mentoring service. Youth Link helps to improve communication and relationships between you (as long as you are aged 11 to 18 years old) and your family, help you make friends, strengthen your confidence and self-esteem. We match you with a trained volunteer (who is usually just a few years older). They will help you to look at your difficulties and come up with solutions to your problems. We have helped hundreds of young people through Youth Link on issues such as bullying, loneliness, family and school problems. Specialist Peer Mentoring for Girls in Northumberland We can also provide specialist peer mentoring support to young girls (aged 11 to 18) who are affected by or at risk of violence or abuse in Tynedale and Blyth areas of Northumberland. This is a free service, to find out more contact our Youth Link team on 0191 273 3997. You can also register to become a peer mentor or refer someone for peer mentoring here.