The Youth Consulting Room, Valongo


The Youth Consulting Room provides young people with free and unlimited personalised care in various areas such as:
Psychological Support
Legal counselling
Support for Youth Organizations


Several entities for the territory:
. Schools;
. NGOs;
. Youth organizations and organizations that target youth;
. all relevant stakeholders that can indicated people who are in need of counselling and psychotherapy.


Young people who live, study or work in the municipality of Valongo and are between 12 and 29 years old (inclusive).


Psychology services play a crucial role in promoting mental health and well-being. By providing counseling, therapy, and support, psychologists help individuals cope with stress, trauma, and emotional difficulties, improving their overall well-being and mental health. Psychologists also contribute to quality education by addressing the psychological and emotional needs of students. They can offer counseling and support to help students overcome barriers to learning and perform better academically. A the same time, this practice can challenge and change harmful gender stereotypes and biases. They can promote gender equality by encouraging equitable and respectful relationships between individuals of different genders. Psychology services can help reduce inequalities by providing support to vulnerable and marginalized populations. Psychologists can work with individuals and communities facing discrimination and prejudice, helping them to overcome challenges and achieve greater equality. By addressing the psychological aspects of sustainable development, psychology services can contribute to creating more inclusive, equitable, and resilient societies, which are essential for achieving the SDGs. Moreover, the integration of psychological perspectives into sustainable development initiatives can help identify and address underlying barriers that hinder progress toward these goals.

Additional information

The type of activity undertaken does not allow for evidence to be made available as confidentiality of the service needs to be maintained.

Goal 1
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
Goal 3
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being
Goal 5
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Foster universal and equitable access to public services (including housing, health, education and participation in political life).  

2 August 2023
Number of people that are consulted and helped in the Youth Consulting Room

Staff / Technical expertise
Two people assigned to the service on a part-time basis