Digitalised support for young people
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Youth Genesis is a member of the Brixham Stronger Together partnership
Youth Genesis has been supporting young people in Brixham since 2007 by offering a programme of support and learning through a series of activities and workshops that are designed to challenge, innovate, and inspire the next generation living in our local communities.
Through the youth sessions, which are based at the United Reformed Church at Bolton Cross, Youth Genesis has been providing street-based youth work in the town centre and local green spaces and tailored project work.
Youth Genesis offers support to young people facing challenging issues such as bullying, low self-esteem, confidence, low aspirations, substance misuse, poor mental health, relationships and health.
To continue this vital support in Brixham during Covid-19, Youth Genesis have continued their youth offer through digitised youth support via 'Message-a-Youth-Worker' and 'Text-a-Youth-Worker' available to young people during weekdays from 4pm to 6pm, where young people can access support from Youth Genesis youth workers.
In addition, Youth Genesis have been distributing free empower packs: 'Energising ideas in a pack' for young people aged 11 to 16 years.
The empower packs have a broad range of activities for young people to help them generate ideas of things to do and ways improve their emotional resilience, during this time. The empower packs also include a notebook, a deck of cards, a stress ball, colouring pens and sports activities.
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Working in partnership with Brixham Stronger Together, Youth Genesis are continuing to create empower packs to be given out to young people alongside the Cooking Together Brixham Packs, during the summer holidays.
During the summer, the Brixham Streetbase team will be out on Mondays from 7pm to 9pm supporting young people and offering opportunities for young people to safely connect with peers through sports activities.
For more information, log on to the Youth Genesis website at www.youthgenesis.org.uk