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The North East is currently on COVID level high which does mean there are a number of things we can and cannot do and we thought with half term looming it would be a good idea to clarify what the rules mean for you, our young people when it comes to socialising. Meeting up with […]

What do the new rules mean for me?
May 18, 2020

Last week the Prime Minster Boris Johnson addressed the nation with new rules regarding Social Distancing. It’s safe to say his rules were not exactly clear and left a lot of us confused about what we can and cannot do and a lot of our young people have been questioning if we are open and […]

Blog post by Young Volunteer: Abbigail Pattison How is the Lockdown effecting Young People? The Lockdown can have many effects on young people. There are different ways that it can affect them. It can affect their mental health, their relationships within their families and their relationships with their friends.  As a Volunteer at Silx I […]

Meet the Team- Sarah
April 24, 2020

Today we will be getting to know Sarah, Sarah has just returned to work following Maternity leave so she may be a new face to some of you but she has actually worked at Silx now for 7 years….. How long have you been a youth worker?  I’ve been a youth worker for 7 years […]

Meet the Team- Kelly
April 21, 2020

Today we are going to be finding out a bit more about youth worker- Kelly: How long have you been a youth worker? Since late 2015, so about 4.5 years! How long have you worked at Silx? You’ve all been stuck with me for over four years now, congratulations Best thing about being a youth […]

Meet the Team: Jackie
April 20, 2020

During these uncertain times we thought it would be fun for you to get to know the staff just that little bit better, so we will be covering a different staff member each day. Today it is the turn of the ‘Boss Lady’, senior youth worker- Jackie. How long have you been a youth worker? […]

When Abbigail interviewed Ian Levy…..
April 17, 2020

Recently our young volunteer Abbigail met up with and interviewed Blyth’s new MP Ian Levy and did a great job, read the full interview below: Question 1: How do you feel about becoming the first conservative MP for Blyth?  I think it is a massive honour, but at the same time as its being an […]

Be Sensible Online
April 13, 2020

During this Isolation period, Silx has become a ‘virtual’ youth project and the majority of contact we have been having with young people is over the phone or via the various social media networks. We have noticed whilst setting up these accounts especially Instagram that there is a large number of young people who STILL […]

February Half Term 2019
February 22, 2019

We always endeavour to put on extra sessions and trips and make Half Term fun for the young people that attend Silx. This February half term has been no exception. On Tuesday 19th February we enlisted the help of Simone from Fusion Hair and Beauty to put on a girlie pamper day. The young people […]

Children and Young People Now Awards 2018
November 23, 2018

This year Silx were amongst 127 organisations from all over the UK who were shortlisted as finalists in the Children and Young People Now Awards 2018, we were nominated in not one but two categories and we were thrilled to be shortlisted after over 600 applications were received. Our Senior Youth Worker Jackie and Progression […]

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