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Young people of Christchurch, this section is for you. Tell us what you would like included here and we will do our best. (Complete and submit form in bottom right of this page.)
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Essential support for 13-25s - The Mix
www.themix.org.uk charity partner of the new charity Heads Together www.headstogether.org.uk
A Dorset website about being a teenager: www.riskybusinessdorset.org.
Two websites about danger on the internet
1. 'ThinkUknow' www.thinkuknow.co.uk and 2. 'Get safe online' www.getsafeonline.org
Local social groups
The Lighthouse Youth & Community Centre
20 Barrack Road, Christchurch, BH23 1PE, Tel/Fax: 01202 588041/588289
Somerford Youth Centre (info updated 4.10.16)
Bingham Road, Somerford, Christchurch, BH23 3AH, Tel/Fax: 01202 476882 Mobile 07785 935928
Our times of opening are:
If you know of any other groups that are running and not featured on here, please let us know!
Use the form on the right if:
Senior Youth Worker: Steve Cox O'Rourke
Tel: 07826 893937. If any young person in Christchurch is having problems and they'd like some support, get in touch with Steve who will find the best way to get you some help.
Click on video below to learn a lesson for a happier life.
Christchurch Early Intervention Team
The Christchurch Early Intervention Team is responsible for supporting children, young people and families with additional needs in the Borough of Christchurch. The core team includes Children's Centres, Locality Workers, Locality Social Workers and Youth Workers. Tel:01202 225724
LiveWell Dorset is a free service for people over the age of 19 who live in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset who would like support to change their lifestyle. They can support with things such as quitting smoking, losing weight, drinking less and adopting a more active lifestyle. See here for their website and how to access their services. Click here to download the leaflet.
Christchurch Learning Federation
Christchurch Learning Federation were awarded funding for 2016 to support the emotional health & wellbeing of children & young people in Christchurch. To date, pastoral care workers from all Christchurch schools have taken part in a variety of training, on topics such as eating disorders and attachment. Funding has also enabled 14 workers across 11 Christchurch schools to be trained to run ‘Positive Parenting’ courses in schools. Schools will be offered further free training to support their pupils’ wellbeing throughout 2016, and are working together to ensure all have a culture which promotes positive emotional and mental health.
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