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Young Carers FUN- 13th Feb @12.30pm

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BURGESS HILL YOUTH will hold their next Young Carers event at Fairfield Community Centre from 12.30-4.30pm.  A range of activities are planned for this afternoon to include arts, crafts, sports, plus cake decorating.  Lunch will be generously provided by the Mustard Seed café. Transport is also available if needed.  To book your place please pop into the Help Point and complete a registration form.  If you have any questions please contact Jennifer on 01444 238207 (9am-3pm daily). 

Young carers are children and young people who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled or has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. They may be someone who has direct caring responsibilities or they may be someone whose life is affected as a result of living with someone who has these conditions.

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Young Carers Christmas 2017 Tea Party

Burgess Hill Youth Young Carers enjoyed a lovely Christmas themed tea party at Abbeyfield Nursing Home on Friday 22 December.  The event was an enjoyable experience for all involved and follows recent television themed programmes promoting intergenerational activities.  The Young Carers were greeted at the home and enjoyed Frozen themed craft activities with the residents popping in. Then they were welcomed into the large dining area where they were introduced to Frozen characters, who were staff dressed up for the occasion.  A trip out to Santa’s Grotto in the beautiful snow filled garden (courtesy of the homes premises team!) to visit the Elves to receive beautiful homemade gifts for each child was a pure pleasure to see.  They all came back in for a homemade tea party with the residents of the home present. The afternoon was completed with some Christmas themed reading including “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.  This was a magical afternoon for the Young Carers of Burgess Hill and big thanks to Abbeyfield Residential Home, particularly Heather Rogers, for the hard work gone into making this a most memorable experience for us all.  Burgess Hill Youth holds a programme of activities supported by Burgess Hill Town Council. 

To find out more about the programme please contact Jennifer by email to jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk

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YOUNG CARERS 50TH EVENT 24 Oct

YOUNG CARERS 50TH EVENT

Note date…. 24 October

Burgess Hill Youth are hosting their 50th event for Young Carers aged 6-16 years  to be held on Tuesday 24 October at St Paul’s Catholic College from 10am-4pm.

Young carers are children and young people who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled or has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. They may be someone who has direct caring responsibilities or they may be someone whose life is affected as a result of living with someone who has these conditions.

A programme of fun activities are planned including T shirt creations, arts, crafts, cake making and decorating, sports plus much more! To book your space please pop into the Help Point and complete a booking form.  If you have any questions please contact Jennifer by email jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk  or 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).

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Making Progress, making a difference – annual review

Making Progress, making a difference – annual review

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/stronger-mental-health-support-for-young-people/

Extra specialist support, early preventative help and innovative new projects are all being used in West Sussex to assist children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.

An annual report into commissioning for children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing outlines a range of work being done to support all children and young people in the county.

Childline launches app – FOR ME

Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help, directly through their mobile devices.

The app has been named ‘For Me‘ to ensure that it can be discreetly installed.

This means that if someone happens to see the young person’s phone, they can’t tell it’s a Childline service.

Created by young people, for young people.

For Me‘ was created by four teenagers who realised there was an urgent need for young people to have easy access to confidential advice and support.

When Childline first launched over 30 years ago, all contact was over the phone, with many calls being made from telephone boxes.

How children and young people contact Childline now is dramatically different:

71% of counselling sessions are delivered online via email and 1-2-1 chat.

Last year, 1.8 million sessions on the Childline website were conducted via mobile devices.

The app is free to download from the Childline website.

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/for-me/

 

YOUNG CARERS SUMMER HOLIDAY EVENTS- Some pictures here.

53 Young Carers enjoyed 4 free activities this summer holiday:-

  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • Forest School Fun
  • Horse Riding
  • A day at Blacklands Farm

These activities are led by Burgess Hill Youth with support from Burgess Hill Town Council.  The activities were funded by a grant from Hall and Woodhouse.  The next event will be our 50th Young Carers event to be held in October.

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Please contact Jennifer at the Town Council if you know of a young person that would like to attend the event:     jennifer@burgesshill.gov.uk