Here4U is a national listening service for teenagers. It originated as Teen Between, a specialised counselling and support service which was delivered by Youth Work Ireland in partnership with Relationships Ireland for over 15 years. In 2015 the service was relaunced as Here4u as a specific youth work focused service that incorporates the one-to-one support experience and skills developed through Youth Work Ireland’s collaboration with Relationships Ireland. Simply, Here4u is one-to-one youth work outside of a group context.
Through enhanced listening skills and employing the youth work approach, Here4u facilitators can offer young people:
Listening - Here4U Facilitators provide a listening ear that is non-judgmental, confidential and non-directive.
Referral - Here4U Facilitators are in a position to provide help to the young person by identifying and presenting options for supports or services that may be of assistance.
Guiding Support – Discussion with young people is goal orientated and progressive. In this way the service provides more than simply sign-posting, it assists young people to take steps to avail of the services they require, or to become active agents in their own self-care.