WYZ Connect

At Wigan Youth Zone we understand the pressures facing young people and the adverse impact this can have on mental health. By just coming to Wigan Youth Zone, we know that to connect to other people and the activities on offer can make a big difference to the lives of young people.

However, we are aware that taking the first step through the door is not always easy – especially if you don’t know someone. Therefore, we have set up a new phone and email messaging service for seniors (12-19 year olds) whereby you can leave a short message with your name and number and a youth worker will call you back within 48 hours to arrange a time to meet you at the Youth Zone for a chat and to show you around until your confidence increases.

 You can access this service by calling WYZ Connect line 01942 612064 or emailing wyzconnection@wiganyouthzone.org

Please note, this new service is to support people into the WYZ network and is not a replacement to either medical or crisis lines. If you or anyone you are worried about needs urgent support, please contact the following agencies;

  • www.youngminds.org.uk
  • www.Kooth.com  – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
  • www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/childline/ – Trained Childline counsellors are there for young people 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
  • www.papyrus-uk.org –  Helping children and young people to stay safe from suicide
  • HOPELINEUK – If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.Call: 0800 068 4141Text: 07786209697Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

WYZ Connect Helpline 

01942 612064

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WYZ Connect

  • Flogert Cera, 16

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


    “I love my time at Wigan Youth Zone, I’ve gained loads of confidence and thank all the youth work staff for their help!”
    Sabrina, 13
  • Stephanie, 16

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


      “I love coming to Wigan Youth Zone, joining in activities and to get out the house – I’ve met tons of new friends”
    Stephanie, 16
  • Adam, 23

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


    “Since attending the Youth Zone, I’ve become more confident, made new friends and even got a job through the employability course!”
    Adam, 23
  • Danny, 11

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


      “I love the Youth Zone especially the Skate Park. My confidence has grown so much that now I even enter tournaments!”
    Danny, 11
  • Nathan, 18

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


      “The Gym at Wigan Youth Zone has had an important impact on my life – making me stronger, fitter and healthier.”
    Nathan, 18