How your money helps
Youth Talk is a community organisation for our St Albans and district community and driven by the community in which we work and we think it is important that you know how your money helps.
We rely on our community
We’d like to say a great big thank you to everyone who has supported Youth Talk over the last year and beyond – we simply can’t do what we do without you! Thanks to our supporters and our funders we managed to deliver 4,304 counselling sessions last year – an increase of 32% on last year!
How we raise the money
In 2021-22 we raised £376,857 to provide the best possible mental health support to local young people.
Thanks to you, that’s a 10% increase on the previous year.
How we spend the money and how your money helps
In 2021-22 we spent £328,827 supporting local young people. The breakdown of our spend as follows:
• Direct costs of counselling -£214,706
• Direct costs of fundraising – £55,655
• Indirect costs (property, office and infrastructure costs, etc.) – £58,466
We can’t run our vital services without your donations. Every penny really does make a difference.
Every pound raised helps us to support a local young person. Download a copy of our fundraising pack here.
Youth Talk saved me from going down a dark hole in the place I was in at the time. My counsellor helped me get through so much. I still can’t believe she stayed and listened to me about the same things session after session. If it wasn’t for her I don’t think I’d be living as optimistically as I am now.