Live in Newcastle and not sure what to do during the long summer break? This could be just what you are looking for!
A drop in for young people in Newcastle has a packed summer programme to try and help eliminate loneliness and boredom over the summer holidays.
The West End Youth Enquiry Service (WEYES) Drop In, run by local children’s charity Children North East, runs afternoon and evening groups throughout the year and is hoping its summer programme will help give young people in the area something fun to do.
Free activities will be run throughout the summer including trips to the Cinema and Wet and Wild, outdoor activity days and a visit to Animal Inside Out at the Centre for Life.
The programme looks to encourage relationship building as well as offering information and advice on a range of topics such as mental health, sexual health, education and training.
Lynn Renwick, Service Manager at Children North East said, “Loneliness is not just an issue for older people in our community and many young people come to us for help to socialise with other young people. The success of the weekly drop ins that we run at WEYES, together with the support received from Players of People’s Postcode Lottery, has meant we’ve been able to put on a bumper summer programme this year.”
It’s great for us to be able to provide even more support and activities throughout the summer holidays to ensure young people have somewhere they feel comfortable and can stop feelings of isolation and loneliness which are all too familiar over the long summer break.”
If you are in Newcastle and looking for something to do, why not go along and give it a try? Know someone in the area who would enjoy the activities on offer? Please let them know about the summer programme! For more information on the Summer Programme at WEYES, please visit their website.