Youth Work

Youth Work

Our team of Youth Workers cover West Cornwall working within various projects to support young people and communities  including centre based support, one-one support, C-Card, outreach, and community training.

Your Way is a partnership between five youth and mental health services in Cornwall. Passionate about all aspects of our work, we provide quality youth services in Cornwall for, and with, young people aged 10 and over. Young people are encouraged and supported to be involved in all aspects of the service design, delivery and evaluation.

Through our strands; Create, Find, Mind and HeadStart, you can access a variety of services in your community and online.  Your Way provides information, advice & guidance, counselling, mentoring and youth work, as well as opportunities to volunteer on projects to make a difference

Create Yourway

Create Your Way will support you and your community in setting up and running your own activities and sessions. We can also provide training to those involved and help to secure funding.

Create Yourway participation supports young people to have a voice. This ranges from supporting Youth Parliament and the West Cornwall Members of Youth Parliament, West Cornwall Youth Cabinet. We work with organisations to offer Takeover opportunities in line with the Childrens Commissioners National Takeover initiative, The National Make you Mark campaign and support young people to have a positive voice to address issues they face in their local area.

Mind Yourway

Need a safe and confidential place to talk about your mental health and wellbeing?

Mind Your Way will help you to look after your mental health and wellbeing through counselling and mentoring, both online and face to face. We also run small activity based groups around the county.

Find Yourway

Do you need information, advice or guidance?

Find Your Way will support you on a variety of issues including health, wellbeing, benefits, housing, money management and we will help you access other services to meet your needs.


HeadStart Your Way is partnership programme focused on preventing the onset of mental ill-health in young people. We work with 10-16 year olds to help them develop and improve their emotional resilience, positive self-esteem and well-being.

Our Community Facilitators support community groups, parents and carers seeking advice around mental health and well-being. They work closely with our Youth Facilitators (employed by Young People Cornwall and Pentreath) who work one-to-one with young people. We also offer mentoring as part of the programme, where our volunteer mentors offer advice and support to young people with any challenges they’re experiencing. For more information visit:

Holiday Programs

We aim to provide summer activities within West Cornwall. In summer 2018 we hosted four events in Penzance to engage with the local community. We have also hosted various activities including paddle boarding, a Muddy Run, working in partnership with CAST to provide unique experiences for young people. We aim within our various projects to ensure we offer support during the holiday period which has as little financial impact to young people as possible.

Porthleven Outreach

Working with Porthleven Town Council offering outreach support and activities to young people on a Thursday evening.

Ambitions Project

Do you struggle with staying in school, college, work or training?

If you are aged 15-24 and live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, you could get support to increase your confidence, develop your skills and find the right opportunities for you.
This may include:
• Information, advice and guidance sessions with a mentor dedicated to you, helping you to move on into further learning, work or training
• Personal development planning
• Access to funding to help you get into training, work or education
• Work experience opportunities 2 days a week for 6 weeks in a local community-based organisation
For more information ring or text 07732 603089, email or ring 01736 334686 and ask for the Ambitions project
The Ambitions Project support unemployed or inactive 15-24 year olds in Cornwall and IoS to help them into education, employment and training and is fully funded by the European Social Fund.
Furry Youth Café

Furry Youth Café is a provision for young people in the Helston Area and is funded by the lottery.  It is currently running on the following days:

  • Monday for aged 16+ at 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Tuesday between 6pm – 8pm for 13-16 years
  • Friday between 6pm – 8pm for 10-13 years

We provide a range of activities which are planned with the members. Offering group or one to one support. The café also encourages young people to engage in volunteering in order to give back to the local community.

If you would like to request one-to-one support from a Youth Facilitator, a mentor, or advice and guidance around community based activities that could help your mental well-being; or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer mentor, please contact Rebecca Argall at, 07894 238819.

A partnership programme focused on preventing the onset of mental ill health.

Our Youth and Community Facilitators will help you develop tools to look after your emotional health and wellbeing. As well as supporting your Community groups, parents and carers seeking advice.

For more information on any of the youth services above or information about the support we can offer in your area please contact or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @PCDTyouthworkers