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Our specialist Youth Team run youth work that stretches from the traditional open access youth clubs and detached work, to highly specialised targeted work helping young people with anger, anxiety or multiple issues, and everything in between.

We have a special focus on those vulnerable to grooming into child sexual exploitation or into drug use, transport and distribution. We have also provided specialist support to the young LGBTQ community for many years, including helping to refer into the NHS’s Gender Identity Services.

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What We Do

 

Timetable of services:

Monday:

6.30 – 8.30 pm Whitehill & Bordon Youth Project (Years 7, 8 & 9) (including age appropriate sexual health & Get It On Condom Scheme)

Tuesday:

6.30- 8.30pm Whitehill & Bordon Youth Project ( Years 10 & 11) (including age appropriate sexual health & Get It On Condom Scheme)

Wednesday:

After 2.30pm Alton Street Strong Detached Project (including age appropriate sexual health & Get It On Condom Scheme) – see the flyer here.

Thursday:

3.30 – 5.30pm Linked Youth Project @ Alton Community Centre Yrs 6 & 7

 

Our Clubs:

Whitehill and Bordon Youth Project: held at the Youth building next to the Out gate on the Mill Chase School site.

These are open access sessions for young people to come in & chill out, play pool or football, game, listen to music, cook, create, chill & chat to Youth Workers, all in a safe and welcoming space.

These sessions have a Regeneration focus, and every month we will be looking at, or working with those involved in, the ongoing Regeneration of Bordon.  It’s the perfect chance to get involved, to get your voice heard and to influence all the new things happening around the town. Make your ideas & feelings known!

£1 per session, includes tea & toast or squash

Mondays (except for last Monday of the month):  6.30- 8.30pm Yrs 7-9

Tuesdays: 6.30-8.30pm Yrs 10 & 11

Find us on facebook @bordonyc, or on Snapchat at bwyclub.

       

For more details please contact:

Becka on 07508 702874   becka.jarvis@cfirst.org.uk

Liam on 07467  941006    liam.moloney@cfirst.org.uk

 

 

Linked @ ACC: Held in the youth room at Alton Community Centre this is our transition session for Young People in school years 6 & 7.  We offer crafts, cooking, games, issue based activities & support for those in this time of transition between Primary & Secondary schools. Ideas welcome!

£1 per session

Thursdays :  3.30 – 5.30pm

 

Our Detached Projects:

Street Strong: We are running our new Street Strong Detached project in Alton on Wednesday afternoons from 2.30pm.  This project aims to help and equip all our local Young People who spend time out on the streets, in parks, skateparks & similar to keep themselves safe. We promote understanding of how to recognise, resist or exit various kinds of grooming including into Child Sexual Exploitation, drug transportation or dealing (such as via County Lines) and coercive or violent peer relationships.

Our workers will also support Young People in almost any area of difficulty in their lives, whether at school, home or friendships, any kind of substance use, mental & emotional health issues, working out a future path, with gender or sexuality issues, neurodiversity and/or social communication issues, lifeskills & much more.  Our team will also be carrying a mobile version of the NHS Get It On Scheme, able to do both condom distribution & chlamydia testing, as well as providing sex education & sexual health advice out & about.

Wednesday afternoon: Out & about in Alton after 2.30pm

To find out exactly where we are & when please ring:

Tina Penaluna 07585 330721

 

Our Targeted Projects:

Positive Changes: We offer free 8 week courses, either ANXIETY MANAGEMENT, ANGER MANAGEMENT or SOLUTION FOCUSED MENTORING, in either East Hampshire or Winchester.

These courses deal with all aspects of anger and anxiety or multiple issues in years 6-13. Our anxiety course was written by us with the help of Anxiety UK and sits at a pre-CAMHS level, and is designed to help Young People avoid escalating to a level where they need clinical help.

These courses run across East Hampshire and Winchester. Young People can be referred via our referral form at the foot of this page, or contact

Becka Jarvis 07508 702874  becka.jarvis@cfirst.org.uk

 

Winchester Lifeskills Plus:  These are our 8 week courses, but targeted at Young People whose families are on the Winchester Supported Families Programme and form part of the overall family plan.  Referral via the same form, or contact

Becka Jarvis 07508 702874  becka.jarvis@cfirst.org.uk

 

LGBTQ+ Young People: Our Team has worked for many years with Young People who identify as LGBTQ+.  These Young People can currently be helped via our Solution Focused Mentoring Project (referral details on this page) or you can ring one of our team to find out about any other available projects locally.

Becka Jarvis 07508 702874 becka.jarvis@cfirst.org.uk

Liam Moloney  07467 941006 liam.moloney@cfirst.org.uk

 

 

Click the image below for the Youthfirst referral form:

 

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