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Support available for Young People

There is a wide range of support available for young people. For information on support available for children and families click here.

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YC Hertfordshire are offering online youth group sessions for young people in the Three Rivers District during the Corona Virus 
outbreak as follows:

  • Emotional wellbeing: Mondays 3pm- 4pm
  • POWWA LGBT+: Tuesdays 7pm- 8pm
  • Three Rivers Youth Council: Tuesdays 4pm-5pm
  • Healthy Lifestyle Project: 6pm-7pm
  • Girls and young women’s project: Thursday 6pm-7pm

If you are interested in any of these groups you can call on 01442 454060 or email yc.threerivers@hertfordshire.gov.uk

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BBC Bitesize have started uploading daily lessons for home schooling in Maths and English  for primary, secondary as well as aged 16+, together with  regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. These lessons feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games, which look at making schoolwork from home more approachable and interactive.

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Three Rivers District Council Website is regularly being updated with activities available in order to keep those of all ages and abilities active and fit during the lockdown period.

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Young minds offer examples of how to stay connected and how to keep your mind active during this period, with the website allowing you to hear from other young people and how they have gone about doing this.

They also offer a point of contact for those young people in need of urgent help, offering a Young Minds Crisis Messenger texting service for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis- If you need urgent help text YM to 85258 

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Herts Mind Network is offering youth mentoring for young people during this time. For more information visit their website.

They offer online wellbeing courses, as well as the following services:

  • Young People’s skype hangout every Thursday 11pm-1pm for ages 15-22
  • Helpline for 10-17 year olds (01923 256391)
  • Mon, Wed & Fri 1pm- 4.30pm

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BBC OWNIT offer advice on how to deal with a new situation, with the new restrictions in place and how to tackle anxieties that may   accompany this.

  • Tuesday & Thursday 5pm- 7.30pm
  • Saturday 10am- 1pm

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ChildLine gives access to advice on how to cope during lockdown, suggesting tools you can use to help keep you feel calm and relaxed during this time. 

The website also offers help if you are not feeling safe at home. You can call them for free on 0800 1111 between 9am and midnight or chat to a counsellor on their 1-2-1 service, if you are ever feeling unsafe.

 

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The Prince's Trust have moved a lot of their courses online for young people in the East of England. Their courses include:

  • Explore Enterprise – people aged 18-30 can develop skills and ideas for setting up a business.
  • Game Design
  • Nail Art

As well as cash awards and relief funds available to young people who need support with their business or getting into education, training or employment.

More information can be found at https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/