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.

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

Specialist child counsellor becomes new clinical lead for Isle of Wight Youth Trust

karen smith iw youth trust clinical lead

The specialist child and adolescent counsellor has now been announced as the new Clinical Lead at Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Monday, 19th March, 2018 7:22pm

By Felicity Radak

Isle of Wight Youth Trust: Four new experts join the Board of Trustees

new youth trust board members

The new members have all had incredible careers working within mental health services in the NHS, charity sector and academia.

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 11:20am

By Felicity Radak

MP and Bestival founder join forces to launch Youth Trust building appeal

youth trust - robby and bob

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust launched their ‘Fund our Future’ Appeal last week, aiming to raise £150,000 towards the purchase of a new headquarters for the local charity that helps young Islanders.

Tuesday, 19th December, 2017 11:49am

By Felicity Radak

Over £66,000 raised at Royal Hotel gala dinner for Isle of Wight Youth Trust

youth trust gala at Royal Hotel

The event raised an astonishing £66,000 for the local charity, breaking all previous records with a 20 per cent increase on last year’s Gala Dinner.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 12:56pm

By Felicity Radak with one comment

Young people encouraged to reach out for help

yps with bob seely

Young people experiencing mental health issues are encouraged to reach out on World Mental Health Day and seek help from the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 8:53am

By Sally Perry

Nick’s ultra marathon challenge a thank you to Youth Trust

nick and gennive woolston

Gennive Woolston shares this frank and sincere post about why her husband, Nick, will be taking on an ultra marathon challenge next weekend in aid of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Monday, 4th September, 2017 8:13am

By Gennive Woolston

Join the fun run for Isle of Wight Youth Trust

ryde harriers marshalls

Sign up now for the Ryde Harriers Fun Run - which is held alongside the Isle of Wight Half Marathon - and you'll be helping The Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 5:21pm

By Felicity Radak

Make-over for Isle of Wight Youth Trust thanks to volunteers

Youth Trust volunteers

Volunteers helped give the Isle of Wight Youth Trust a make-over - with all hands on deck to complete it in just one day.

Tuesday, 28th February, 2017 9:11am

By Felicity Radak