We are pleased to announce the launch of Youth Links Thundersley, a new youth group for young people aged 11 - 18 in Castle Point.
The FREE group funded by Castle Point Borough Council aims to give young people a relaxed environment to explore their own wellbeing, learn new skills, and meet new friends, and follows the successful launch of Youth Links Westcliff in Southend recently.
Youth Links Thundersley boasts a huge outdoor space which the team are keen to utilise to offer young members a chance to get outside, as so many young people are now bound to their technological devices for their school work, homework, and for downtime and socialising too.
Youth Links leader, Charlotte Hatley said "with 75% of mental health problems established by the age of 24, we really want to make sure that local young people have access to information about wellbeing, and at Youth Links that is exactly what we plan to do.”
She continued "Taking care of your mental health is not as daunting as it may sound. Just having a safe place to come and talk openly about the struggles you are facing can be hugely beneficial in reducing stress and anxiety, and you cannot underestimate the benefits of fresh air and a bite to eat with a supportive peer group. Last week we made our own pizzas and cooked them on our outdoor pizza oven, what a welcome break from exam stress and life pressures!”
Youth Links Thundersley takes place every Tuesday night from 6pm – 8pm at Growing Together Thundersley which can be found behind Runnymede Swimming Pool off Kiln Road. For more information call 01702 213134 or email email@example.com.