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The Young People's Service

The Young People's Service works with vulnerable young people from disadvantaged communities in south Leeds.  The aim is to enable young people to lead happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.

We deliver innovative and integrated support services to young people with chaotic lifestyles and multiple needs.

Work includes one to one support, group support, participation and consultation work.   We work with young people and families to research their needs and to develop support work that addresses those needs.

The approach is a young people centred, community development approach with the starting point rooted in young people's life experiences.

Teen Spirit Boys

A group for boys and young dads to socialise and take part in activities around confidence building, self-esteem, health, sport, art, cooking, computers, Playstation games, Wii Sport, board games, community projects, visits, trips friendships ...

Group leaders are great fun and are available to talk to if you need support.

Where - Belle Isle Family Centre
When - Tuesdays 6.00 to 7.30 pm
Who - for boys aged 13-19 years who live in South Leeds (joining with young dads from the South Leeds area)

If you would like to join us, please get in touch.  A consent form will need to be completed by your parent/carer before you can attend.   Please contact Hayley Nobes or Tom Senior on 0113 2774819 for further information or email yps@healthforall.org.uk

Teen Spirit Girls

Come and join us and take part in activities around confidence building, self-esteem, health, sport, art, cooking, computers, games, community projects, visits, trips, friendships ......

Group leaders are great fun and are available to talk to if you need support.

Where - Belle Isle Family Centre
When - Thursdays 4.00 to 5.30 pm
Who - for girls aged 13-19 years who live in South Leeds

If you would like to join us, please get in touch.  A consent form will need to be completed by your parent/carer before you can attend.   Please contact Hayley Nobes (0113 2774819) or Hannah Doran (0113 2762386) for further information or email yps@healthforall.org.uk

Art Based Youth Group

Contemporary arts group in partnership with Tetleys for young people aged 13-19 years of age.  The project is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Please contact Chloe Allert on 0113 2762386 or email chloe.allert@healthforall.org.uk for further information.

Care Leavers Group

A group for young people aged 16-25 which offers support and advocacy for young people moving on from care to build their confidence and help them move onto a happy and secure adulthood.  The group is a partnership between Social Care Looked After Team and Health for All.

Please contact Libby Tinworth on 0113 2706903 for further information or email libby.tinworth@healthforall.org.uk

Young People's Mental Health Project

Mental Health Support Group for young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 for young people with learning disabilities).  It is a 6 week course run alternatively for girls and boys; it offers support around mental health in many ways including through art and music based therapeutic activities.  It draws on peer support and focuses on improving young people's self-esteem and confidence.  The group is funded by Leeds Community Foundation.

Please contact Caroline West on 0113 2762386 or email yps@healthforall.org.uk for further information.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Work With Young Males

The project engages vulnerable boys in inner city south Leeds whose families and communities place them at particular risk of child sexual exploitation; boys who have experienced sexual exploitation; looked after boys and boys involved in risk taking behaviours.

Each boy will receive support from an experienced, dedicated key worker.  Following an informal, friendly, supportive initial assessment of need, situation and aspiration, he will be enabled with the help of the work to shape his own support plan designed to keep him safe through developing awareness of his surroundings, those who he can trust and those in his life who he feels at risk from and learning protective behaviours.   In addition to one to one support, he will be enabled to attend groups with his peers to make friends and take part in positive activities including sport, drama, discussions as chosen by the boys themselves.  

The peer support and activity groups will increase boys' self-esteem, encourage and enable healthy relationships, promote online/internet safety and enable the boys to explore their sexuality safely, deal with peer pressure, building their confidence and resilience by providing them with opportunities to learn about positive lifestyle choices.

The project is funded by Children in Need.

Positive Futures

Support group for young males aged 13-19 years (up to 25 for young males with learning disabilities) who are at low risk of CSE.  The group will support with building confidence and self-esteem, work around healthy relationships and keeping safe online.  There will be opportunities to engage young males in positive activities and days out.

Please contact Alison Reynolds on 0113 2762386 or email yps@healthforall.org.uk for further information.


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