SILX ARE STILL SUPPORTING THE YOUTH OF BLYTH
In the light of recent events relating to Corona Virus we had to close the doors to the project on 23rd March. Although all face to face youth work has been suspended until we are allowed to re-open we are very much still working from our homes and providing a service to the young people of Blyth.
Can you Contact Staff?
Yes of course, our staff are working from home and are available 7 days a week. The staff are keeping in touch with young people via phone call, text, email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Contact numbers: 07487535980 or 07950502919.
What are we doing to support young people during this time?
We are holding ‘youth sessions’ via Zoom call every day Monday-Friday at 1pm for our Employability Project and 6pm Monday-Wednesday for our Teen Bar- these sessions are great as they are allowing the young people to interact with youth workers and get advice and support but they are also able to see their friends. We don’t just talk the calls are interactive too with lots of games, quizzes and activities going on.
Our staff are keeping our social media platforms up to date with daily videos centred around a certain topic and we have also been posting daily challenges for the young people to take part in.
Whenever the young people participate in a challenge or a Zoom call they are gaining points to to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes, and we have also been giving away secret ‘spot prizes’ with the help of Amazon- so far our young people have received gifts including selfie lights, chocolate, make up and arts supplies- we believe this is definitely supporting the mental health of our young people during this time.
Our over 16s group who usually attend our Employability sessions still have access to a whole host of online courses they can complete at home and can contact staff for one to one support by phone or in person as and when they require it.
Our team of youth workers are now out on the streets of Blyth every Monday-Friday evening, keeping in contact with our young people from a safe distance and offering advice and guidance.
We will be continuing to offer support and updating you on everything we are doing on our social media pages and on our blog which can be accessed here: https://www.silxteen.com/blog/
Registered Charity: 1118360
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