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Young people’s wellbeing is at the centre of a new showcase event

News release issued:

Parents and carers of young people can access a wide range of support and advice at a new showcase being held at Wolverley Memorial Hall this month.

The event is taking place on Tuesday 21 November between 9am and 12pm. It has been organised by Wyre Forest District Council in partnership with Starting Well Partnership and Barnardo’s.

The event aims to provide support and advice to parents, carers, and grandparents of young people. More than 15 agencies will be there, including Nightstop, KDYT counselling service, Simply Limitless, School Nurses, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), KEMP Bereavement and the Council’s financial inclusion team. Advice will be available for young people with depression, anxiety, weight concerns, experiencing bereavement, or who are fearful to attend school.

The showcase also recognises the work of local support charity Reach Out, which has recently celebrated its ninth birthday. The charity offers one-to-one support, group workshops and therapeutic services to children and young adults suffering from emotional conditions, issues and stress in the Wyre Forest area. Reach Out is always on the look out for new volunteers to help make a difference in young peoples’ lives. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit Reach Out's website to find out more.

Crochet expert Ellie Hooper, from Ellie’s Little Gems will also be at the showcase. She is offering free basic crocheting lessons to parents and carers. Crocheting has been found to be an excellent wellbeing and mindfulness tool that attendees can pass on to their young people.

Councillor Ian Hardiman, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing, Health and Wellbeing said:

“This new showcase was organised through the hard work of the Council’s Community Builders and partner organisations. It is a much-needed wealth of information and support for those caring for the young people of our district. The pressures that young people face are high, and it is vital that parents and carers know where to find the right guidance and support to help their children grow and succeed into adulthood.”

The event is free to attend and does not require any prior booking, refreshments will be available. Parents and carers who cannot attend but would like support can contact the Council’s Community Builder by email or the Starting Well Partnership team by email.

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