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 worker?
Seriously, noticing positive changes within young people, even if they don’t see it themselves, sometimes when young people are older they look back and are really grateful for the things that we encouraged them to do or the opportunities we provide. Knowing you made a positive change to a young person is one of the best feelings and is definitely the best thing about being a youth worker.
What have you been doing to keep busy and what are you missing the most during lockdown?
To stay busy I’ve been doing a lot of exercise including a lot of weightlifting! Keeps my mind active and stops me living on chocolate for the rest of it! What I’m missing most is being at work and seeing so many happy faces all day, or mostly happy anyway! Missing the interesting conversations because no two days are ever the same in the life of a youth worker! I’m also missing Nando’s … I mean who isn’t?
Where is the first place you are going to go when lockdown is over?
First stop, to see my family and my nephews, being in lockdown is hard for everyone but I think when we all go back to normal we will be so grateful for friends and family and really really appreciate them once we are back to normal. I’ll probably stop by McDonalds too though!
What is the first thing you will do when lockdown is over?
Probably swear to never eat pasta, then go into Newcastle, I’ve missed shopping!
Emerald green! And rainbow colours!
That’s a hard one… I like really positive and upbeat music at the moment, I don’t have a favourite… YMCA?
EVERYTHING! Erm if I had to choose its Mcdonalds chicken selects!
What advice do you have for the young people during this difficult time?
Take each day as it comes and don’t put too much pressure on yourself. If getting through each day is the most you can do then that is enough. Talk to people, talk to everyone you’re close to and check in on each other. Most importantly, stay positive!