It’s Your Choice provides confidential and free information, support, advice and counselling for young people, aged between 12 and 25 years old, living in the New Forest area via a range of services.

Our office opening hours are Monday – Friday 9:30am to 5pm.


 Current It’s Your Choice services (please click on the links for more information about each service):

  • Housing 18+ Service – available across the New Forest for young people aged 18-25 needing support with housing and homelessness.
  • Counselling – available across the New Forest for young people aged 11-25 who would benefit from short-term counselling.
  • Targeted Youth Support Service – available across the New Forest for young people aged 11-19 who need support with a range of issues.
  • Help Through Crisis – available across the New Forest for young people aged 11-25 who need one-to-one support with a range of issues.
  • Drop-in Sessions – available across the New Forest for young people aged 11-25 who need one off or ongoing information, advice, and guidance on all issues relating to young people or referral to other services.
  • Money Advice Service – targeting young people facing debt and financial management issues.

If you would like to be referred to one of our services, please fill in a referral form, and bring it to a drop-in session. You can also fill in a referral form on behalf of a young person if you are a social worker, youth adviser, or other practitioner.

Download a Young Person Referral Form

For full details of our drop-in sessions, please visit our Find Us page, or call 023 8086 4231 to confirm times and locations.


Need help outside of office hours?

As a small, grassroots charity, unfortunately we are unable to provide a 24-hour service to our young people. If you find yourself needing urgent support outside of IYC’s operating hours, click here.