September 29th, 2016

Youngsters working with Stratford Samaritans to help others

Youngsters working with Stratford Samaritans to help others Youngsters working with Stratford Samaritans to help others
NCS volunteers released the worries and anxieties of young people - which had been written on balls - as part of their work with the Stratford Samaritans. 29.016.014.strat.jm2
Updated: 2:22 pm, Jul 21, 2016

IF Romeo and Juliet had lived in Stratford rather than ‘fair Verona’ their story may have ended a little differently.

That is according to the Stratford Samaritans Community Hub who offer advice to youngsters about everything from finding a part-time job and becoming a volunteer to sexual health and moving out of their parent’s home.

And to celebrate being in their new home at Tyler House, the charity have commissioned teenagers taking part in the National Citizenship Service (NCS) – a government-funded initiative which encourages youngsters aged 15 to 17 to get involved with the community as well as taking part in group projects.

The feature will include filming interviews with people from the NHS, the police, Young Carers, the Department of Work and Pensions, Childline and more to highlight the range of services available to young people in the town.

Tyler House hub manager Rachel Key said it was wonderful to see the young people open up and ask questions about challenging topics including abuse, bullying, self harm and mental illness.

The feature “10 ways young people can get things off their chest” will be published on www.tylerhousehub.org.uk when the NCS volunteers graduate at the end of the summer.

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