Isle of Wight Youth Trust

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is a local charity dedicated to supporting children and young people on the Isle of Wight.

The charity was formed in 1984 by the late Dr Christine Baksi to provide support for under-25s whose needs were not being met by the services of the time.

They are an independent organisation made up of a professional and passionate team dedicated to creating the best outcomes for the children and young people on the Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight Youth Trust launches Schools’ Mental Health Charter

Launch of Youth trust mental health charter

The Schools’ Mental Health Charter is a quality mark through which the Youth Trust is seeking to empower Island schools to support their communities and increase mental health outcomes for young Islanders.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 5:20pm

By Felicity Radak

Isle of Wight Youth Trust launch new mental health census

youth trust census 2019 logo

An ambitious Island-wide project to understand the mental health needs, experiences and views of young Islanders has been launched.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 8:10am

By Felicity Radak

Isle of Wight Youth Trust leader moving on

mairead healy

Mairead Healy says it was always the plan to be here for a couple of years to implement significant change focused on the Youth Trust's services, culture and funding model.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 1:59pm

By Felicity Radak

Change in law could see Isle of Wight suicide rate rise

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Head of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust welcomes the change in law adding that she believes there has been a lot of under-reporting in the past.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Number of young suicidal Islanders reaching out has doubled

teenager mobile phone

Head of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust says many young people feel like they don’t belong, that the community doesn’t think much of them.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Call for Isle of Wight 18 to 24-year-olds to help make a difference to mental health

mental health ambassadors - youth trust

Becoming a Mental Health Taskforce Ambassador could help young people grow in ways they never thought possible. Find out more about how 18-24 year olds can help make a difference to mental health on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 11:19am

By Felicity Radak with one comment

£1,600 raised for Isle of Wight charities at celebration of ‘Extraordinary Islanders’

Cllr Lilley with Katie Barnicoat

The Annual Awards celebrate invention, creativity and skill development and the recognition of creative thought (thinking out of the box) and fighting against the odds of life to achieve extraordinary things on the Island.

Monday, 4th March, 2019 3:50pm

By Michael Lilley

Nominate today for second Isle of Wight Papa Owl Awards

Michael Lilley and Muddie

Papa Owl Awards celebrate invention, creativity, skill development, the recognition of creative thought and fighting against the odds of life to achieve extraordinary things on the Island. Tonight (Monday) you'll be able to nominate for the Wise Old Owl Awards and on Wednesday for the Little Owl Award.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:31am

By Michael Lilley

Youth Trust welcomes new patron, Lord Grade, at Annual Gala Dinner

youth trust dinner 1

The tenth gala dinner, this time held in Cowes, welcomed 170 guests, including Lady Francesca Grade and Lord Michael Grade.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 12:07pm

By Felicity Radak

Isle of Wight Youth Mental Health Taskforce sponsored by Wightlink

Wightlink's Keith Greenfield with young members of the Isle of Wight Youth Mental Health Taskforce

Wightlink have announced their support for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust's Mental Health Taskforce - which provides peer-to-peer advocacy to young people, helping break down the stigma associated with mental health.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 11:02am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Youth Trust shortlisted for ‘Charity of the Year Award’

youth trust team

Isle of Wight Youth Trust CEO, Mairead Healy paid tribute to the dedicated team that works tirelessly to ensure that young people have access to the highest possible standards of service.

Thursday, 19th July, 2018 6:39pm

By Felicity Radak

Young Islanders take the lead for Mental Health Awareness Week

youth trust - mental health roadshow with southern vectis

The roadshow is a chance for the ‘you matter’ message to be spread across the Isle of Wight, letting young people know that support is available, and that they matter.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018 6:32pm

By Felicity Radak