Treads Youth Advice & Information Centre

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About Organisation

Treads is a safe, friendly, informal advice, information and drop-in centre for young people.

We can offer our services to you if you are:

8 up to 25 years old if you have learning difficulties or a care leaver.

We can help you lead a healthy lifestyle and make positive choices. We can provide you with support and guidance with:

Mental and Physical Wellbeing
Addictions, such as alcohol, substance misuse and gambling
Healthy relationships

We can support you with your:

We offer a listening ear and support to anyone who is questioning their sexuality or gender and/or part of the LGBT+ community


  • To support individual young people and enable them to make informed choices and decisions.
  • To promote a positive image of young people.
  • To promote a healthy lifestyle (physical, emotional, sexual).
  • To reduce antisocial behaviour and encourage good citizenship.
  • To raise awareness of issues concerning young people.
  • To develop independent lifestyles.
  • To offer young people opportunities to broaden their outlook and experiences.
  • To ensure young people are aware of Treads and what facilities they can access here.


  • Provide a safe and warm non-judgemental environment in which young people can meet.
  • Involve young people on the Management Committee and include them in the decisions, which are made.
  • Give young people opportunities that are fun, stimulating and challenging.
  • Give young people the chance to be heard.
  • Provide a range of information, both in leaflets and on a face to face basis around lifestyles.
  • Challenge antisocial and offending behaviour.
  • Provide information and give advice on a wide variety of issues relevant to young people.
  • Give young people the opportunities to attend our Stand Up To Bullying, Anti Bullying and Empowering Females workshops
  • Give Young people those that are not in education, employment or training a chance to gain an ASDAN credited award to enhance their knowledge and skills

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Treads Youth Advice & Information Centre
07552 724 840
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Whitecliff Mill Street
Blandford Forum, DT11 7DQ
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