Level Tw0 1-1 Mentoring
Mentoring offers young people the opportunity to have 1-1 time with a youth worker in which they can share worries, concerns, or look at any issues they are currently facing. It is very much focused on the young person and can be a fun, exciting journey, enjoying activities such as cooking, playing pool, art work, games, walking, sports, or simply just having a chat. Young people can self-refer or be referred by a parent/teacher/other agency. Mentoring sessions are usually once a week, for 8-12 weeks. For more information please contact Kirsty Coldwell on 07918 614975 or email email@example.com Please find our Level Two Mentoring Referral form below:
We have a Qualified Registered Counsellor offering a counselling service to young people age 11+. This is a confidential 1-1 for an agreed period of time. Young people can self-refer or be referred by a parent/teacher/other agency. For more information contact Lisa Miles on 07948 303428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find out Level Two Counselling Referral form below:
Open Access Sessions (School Years 6 and above) – see our current programme for days/times
The youth hub provides a ‘safe place’ for young people, where they can enjoy various activities with young people their own age/year group. Young people can come for 10 minutes or stay for the whole session, or come and go as they please and they don’t have to ‘join’ or attend every week. Young people can enjoy socialising, participating in creative activities, sport, using computers, and engaging in conversations with youth workers. In all sessions we address various topics where young people can explore and increase their knowledge on a variety of issues. Some of the topics include : Alcohol; smoking; addiction; physical exercise and sport; community involvement; volunteering; sexual health; diversity & equality. Please see the link below for our term time programme:
Girlzone (School Years 6-11) – Monday 4pm – 5:30pm
Boyszone – (School Years 6-11) Thursday 4pm – 5:30pm
The Girls and Boys only sessions are similar to open sessions but a little more structured. There may be organised trips, visits, guest speakers, activities and usually a circle time where young people have an opportunity to come together and share in conversation. There is always free time during which young people can use the facilities of the hub.
Drop-in at Felixstowe Academy
Find us in the atrium 2:50pm every Wednesday at Felixstowe Academy – Pop along to say hello and have a chat with Youth Workers. This service is open to all students in all years. We are here to support you with information, advice and guidance on a range of issues.
We offer a drop in at our youth hub for 16-25 year olds. Young people can pop in any time Monday – Friday between 10am – 3pm, however it is best if you make an make an appointment to visit. You can do this by calling on 01394 272521 or visit the Contact Us page and drop us an email. We can help and support you on a range of issues, and can signpost where necessary.
Level Two have developed their Detached and Outreach Youth Work, going out around the town, villages and seafront to take our services to the young people. We often take our minibus out onto the streets to engage with young people and families. The minibus is equipped with free wifi, resources, tables and chairs, gazebo, lights and sound system. If you do see us out and about come over and say hello.
Whilst out and about we use this opportunity to let the young people know about what is going on at the youth hub and various activities coming up, as well as supporting them with issues they wish to discuss.
Level Two provides trips, activities and open sessions during the school holidays and the occasional weekend. Recently we have visited Southend Adventure Island, London’s Madamme Tussauds, Duxford Air Museum, Colchester Zoo, Paintballing, Rollerword, Jump Street, Corby Skate Park, and many more. We also offer some local activities and sessions at the hub. Please note: There is a cost for most holiday activities and spaces are limited so early booking is advised. Activities Unlimited funding can be used on our trips. See the link below for Summer 2018 holiday activities:
Young people in year 6 can come along to the Girls Group session and Boyszone session as well as holiday activities. These sessions provide a fun atmosphere where young people get the chance to meet others who will be going up to high school, hopefully making that transition a little easier.
Support in Primary School
Level Two visits and works with Primary Schools in Felixstowe and Trimley, working with young people age 7-11. We can offer 1-1 support, small group work, assembly presentations, whole class activities or 6 week projects/programmes which have been highly successful. Some of the topics we cover include friendship, trust, anxiety, social skills, stress and sleep, mindfulness and many more. Young people are usually identified by the school for 1-1 work or small groups, however if you are a parent and you feel your child might benefit from support, please call us on 01394 272521 or visit our Contact Us page and send us an email.
Level Two provide a session for LGBTQ+ young people in school years 7 and above, where they can hang out and socialise in a safe and respectful environment. For more information please contact Jackie Powell on 07543 777640 or email@example.com
Level Two have youth workers trained in providing sexual health advice and can also provide free condoms to young people age 13+. Young people can access this during the open sessions or can visit the hub during the week. For more information please contact 01394 272521 or visit the Contact Us page and send us an email.
Parent Support Group
Level Two offers support for parents in our fortnightly sessions on Monday 10-11am. For more information please contact Emma Franks on 07949 966103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level Two work closely with other agencies and organisations including Early Help Team, Childrens & Young People’s Services, Youth Offending Team, Private Tutors, Terrence Higgins Trust, Prince’s Trust, Inspire Suffolk, Felixstowe Academy and more. If a young person needs support or representative at a meeting, we will do our best to meet these needs. If you are a parent/carer and need support or advice please call us on 01394 272521 or visit our Contact Us page.
Please note: If young people attend any of the above sessions they will be asked to complete an Emergency Contact Form. They only need to complete this once and will be asked annually to check and update any changes. If a young person is 13 or under it must be signed by a parent/carer. Contact Form: level-two-contact-sheet-2018