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Mental health services for young people in Thurrock

As part of World Mental Health Day 2018, we have gathered together a handy list of mental health services available in Thurrock for young people! There are others available, but these are some of the main ones you (or a young person you know) can access. Inclusion Thurrock Inclusion Thurrock has a psychological therapy service… Continue reading Mental health services for young people in Thurrock

Careers

From unemployment to Thurrock Council: James’ journey with Inspire

James, 22, is a Digital Media Apprentice for Thurrock Council's Inspire Youth Hub... but it wasn't always this way. Before joining Thurrock Council, James was supported by Inspire through a difficult period in his life when he was unemployed and lacking direction. Here he shares his story in the hope it'll inspire others to seek the excellent… Continue reading From unemployment to Thurrock Council: James’ journey with Inspire

Get involved, Politics

Fuel your fire: why we all should care about politics

Joshua Aldwinckle-Povey is a student and Youth Cabinet member from Thurrock. Here he offers his thoughts on why all of us should care about politics - locally and nationally. Take it away, Josh... In 2017, there was a nationwide general election, you might remember, and in Thurrock voter turnout (the number of people who could… Continue reading Fuel your fire: why we all should care about politics

Careers, Get involved, Outdoors, Skills, Youth Work

Prince’s Trust Thurrock: a week with Team 20

Recently we saw Thurrock’s Prince’s Trust Team 20 on their residential - a 5-day trip  with participants living together, doing outdoor activities, and working on their communication, leadership and team building skills. Keep scrolling for more info, plus some photos and videos. The Team Programme by Prince's Trust is a free 12 week course for… Continue reading Prince’s Trust Thurrock: a week with Team 20

Sports

Shocking the nation: why England could win the World Cup

Since that famous World Cup victory in 1966, England fans have been waiting anxiously for the team to go all the way a second time and bring home the trophy. Could England be crowned champions at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia? Joshua Gurling-Wood, 17, from Tilbury certainly thinks so. Read on for Josh's… Continue reading Shocking the nation: why England could win the World Cup

Get involved, Politics, Youth Work

Thurrock Youth Cabinet: an introduction by Tatum Mandy

  Thurrock's Youth Cabinet is a group of 11 to 19 year olds, who... actually, never mind, we'll let the Youth Cabinet speak for itself! Please continue reading for an introduction to Thurrock Youth Cabinet by Tatum Mandy, 18. You can also find out more by clicking here to visit the Thurrock Council website. Take it… Continue reading Thurrock Youth Cabinet: an introduction by Tatum Mandy

Get involved, OnTrack Thurrock, Skills, Youth Work

Bloggers Open Evening, Tuesday 29 May

Do you want to get into digital/social/creative media? Or maybe you just like creating and want to share your stuff with the rest of Thurrock? Come along to our Bloggers Open Evening and find out how you can work with us to entertain and inform young people like you in the borough. The event takes… Continue reading Bloggers Open Evening, Tuesday 29 May

Health, Relationships

Disrespect NoBody: what is abuse in a relationship?

  If a stranger tried to force you to have sex with them or hassled you to send them nudes, you'd know that's wrong. But what if you're in a relationship with the person? Isn't that normal? Doesn't that make it OK? NO! That's still abuse. Relationship abuse is the focus of the Disrespect NoBody campaign,… Continue reading Disrespect NoBody: what is abuse in a relationship?

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Volunteering: aged 13 to 23 and love books? Help out at the Summer Reading Challenge 2018: Mischief Makers

If you love books and working with children, Thurrock Libraries has great volunteering opportunities for you this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge aims to get children aged 4 to 11 to read 6 books during the summer holidays. Last year saw over 3,000 kids take part! As one of the volunteers you'll support library staff by talking to kids and their… Continue reading Volunteering: aged 13 to 23 and love books? Help out at the Summer Reading Challenge 2018: Mischief Makers

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G.A.M.E. in Stifford Clays: a club for fans of video games, tabletop games, etc. (18+)

When? Thursdays, 3pm to 5pm. Where? Acorn Community Hub, Headon Hall, Crawford Avenue, Stifford Clays, RM16 2AS Contact: 07510 319 795 stiffordhub@outlook.com How much? Free. Simply turn up. If you love video games or tabletop games and live in Thurrock, you must visit G.A.M.E.! Game and Media Entertainment ("G.A.M.E.") is a fantastic club in Stifford… Continue reading G.A.M.E. in Stifford Clays: a club for fans of video games, tabletop games, etc. (18+)