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.

Worry, unhappiness, fear and loneliness in Isle of Wight young people all increasing, reveals candid survey

youth trust infograhic about mental health in young people

The area that young people were most worried about out of 14 possible options was mental health, with 25% of young people worrying about their mental health all or most of the time

Monday, 7th September, 2020 1:47pm

By Felicity Radak

New youth hub to support young Islanders, thanks to funding from community council

Youth Trust Chief Executive Clare Cannock and Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council Chair, Cllr Julie Jones-Evans

New youth hub to support wellbeing of young Islanders, thanks to funding from community council

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 11:07am

By Felicity Radak with one comment

Shocking levels of worry, anger, bullying and self-harm among young Isle of Wight residents, census reveals

Lord Grade addressing people as patron of Isle of Wight Youth Trust

Research reveals high levels of worry, anger, bullying and self-harm among young people on the Isle of Wight. Details within

Tuesday, 17th December, 2019 10:55am

By Felicity Radak with 5 readers' comments

Call for Isle of Wight youth mental health ambassadors

Launch of Youth trust mental health charter

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is seeking young people, aged 12-17 to join our Under 18s Youth Trust Mental Health Taskforce and make a difference to mental health on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 21st October, 2019 12:41pm

By Felicity Radak

Funding agreed for Isle of Wight projects that help prevent offending and support victims

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Isle of Wight Street pastors and Isle of Wight Youth Trust are just two benefiting from recent round of grants.

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 5:32pm

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner

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