Welcome to The Market Place website. Our services are free, confidential and available for 11-25 year olds in Leeds. We offer a range of services including one to one support, counselling, group-work and our drop-in. All of these services are delivered by our Youth Work Service and Counselling Service.
The Market Place Mission Statement
All young people have the right to feel safe and secure in their lives, be treated with respect and to feel good about themselves. The Market Place offers space, time and information to help this happen. We support and believe in young people so that they can develop their own emotional resilience. We accept young people as individuals and encourage them to live their own lives in the way that they choose.
"Doing creative activities helped me to understand my problems in a more positive way. I always left the sessions with a smile on my face."
The organisation is ‘young person centred’, which means young people are central to everything we do. We do not give advice or tell someone what to do, but rather offer support and space for young people to work through their issues, at their pace, in their way/s. We believe young people are the experts in their own lives.
We encourage self-referrals and we have a strong emphasis on choice, informality and flexibility.
"Words can’t express what HYPE has meant to me over the years. When I first joined I was struggling with extreme anxiety and found it almost impossible to speak to people."
FORMER HYPE MEMBER
How we're funded
The Market Place is commissioned to deliver services by The Clinical Commissioning Groups and the local council from Leeds. In addition it receives funding from charities and trusts.
We also receive small donations from individuals who support the work of the organisation – if you would like donate funds please give us a call or email us about your interest.