Supporting Our Young People

We have nearly 40,000 young people living in the Horsham District.

Post Covid, and in an increasingly online world, our young people feel under more pressure than ever before.

In March 2022 I launched a campaign to establish a safe place in Horsham for local young people to seek advice and support away from home and school and without a referral. I was delighted when we secured the opening of i-Rock Horsham District in July 2023 and was pleased to be joined by Dr Alex George (TV Personality and Mental Health Ambassador) to help publicise the launch.

Whilst we now have i-Rock in place I am determined to make sure it is well used by young people and to look into other areas of concern for them.

Please see below for updates on supporting our young people.


Update on Altercation in Hosham Town Centre

I have spoken to the Police Incident Commander following the altercation in Horsham late last night that resulted in serious (but not life threatening) injuries to three individuals.

Jeremy Quin Meets Dr Alex George

One of us is a successful doctor and TV star and one of us is definitely not (!) but we are both united in improving mental health in young people.

World Mental Health Day 2022

Today is World Mental Health Day, a chance to talk about mental health, how we need to look after our mental health and how important it is to talk and get help if you are struggling with your mental health.

4TheYouth Open the Hurst Cafe

I visited 4TheYouth at their Hurst Road site back in May and I was excited to hear of the plans the team had to support local young people.

Single Point of Access

I have been regularly told by young people and their parents how difficult it is to know how to get help with emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Jeremy Quin Meets Southwater Youth Project

Southwater Youth Project do great work with local young people both in Southwater and at a number of a local schools. We are all acutely aware of young peoples’ mental health and wellbeing and I was delighted to hear how SYP have been offering support to young people.

Jeremy Quin Meets with Officers from HDC to Discuss Mental Health Hub

On Friday, I met with Cllr Liz Kitchen and the team at Horsham District Council to discuss the planned mental health hub for young people in Horsham.

I am delighted that HDC are being so proactive about the hub and I look forward to working with them further to develop these plans.