Julie Henry

Job Title:
Youth Adviser


Career overview:

Following home schooling my two daughters, I decided to pursue my interest in emotional health and well-being, and so began by volunteering at the IYC drop ins. I found the work with young people very interesting and diverse and so when a paid position became available I went for it and was lucky enough to be successful.

I have now been involved with the charity for four and a half years. During my time at IYC I have completed a number of short courses to add to my professional skills and experience.

What do you do at IYC?

I am a Youth Adviser at It’s Your Choice.

I find this to be both rewarding and varied. Every day is different. My role includes helping young people who are not in education, employment or training, advising young people with housing and homelessness issues, benefits support and advice.

My particular area of expertise is supporting young people with emotional health and well-being issues.

What attracted you to working at IYC?

After home schooling my own children I wanted to expand on this. I felt volunteering, and then working for, IYC would give me a good grounding in learning and supporting the needs of young people, particularly around their emotional health and well-being.

What do you do outside of work?

I enjoy spending time going on adventures with my two daughters. I like to keep a balanced and healthy through yoga and meditation and enjoy learning with a holistic approach. When I can I enjoy exploring the local area including the New Forest and the Jurassic Coast Line.