Local Man Raises Money for Linx Youth Project
Andrew Densley, Fitness Trainer and owner of Denosit, set out to raise money alongside promoting exercise through a Step Challenge. Inspired by the work that Linx carried out during the pandemic as we continued to support those most in need, Andrew is local to the area and wanted to give something back as a way of saying Thank You. Andrew, alongside a number of young people from the Middlesbrough area walked thousands of steps each day in a bid to raise money for Linx Youth Project.
Each week, Andrew posted the number of steps he had done onto the Densofit Facebook Page and encouraged other people to do the same. Andrew set a goal of £200, but together with the community a total amount of £262.51 was raised. Andrew stated ‘It’s a pleasure to be helping for such a good cause.’ Linx Youth Project would like to thank Densofit owner and the local community for this fantastic amount.
Children North East – The Voices Session
On Friday the 9th of April, Linx had the amazing opportunity to meet with Andrew Thorpe from North East Children, who are collaborating with Newcastle University on the effects of Covid and lockdown and how this has, and still is affecting young people. It was a brilliant session and as usual we are extremely grateful for our young people’s input to services offered. Linx look forward to working in the future with Andrew and his team.
Climate Action Middlesbrough
As you may already know, Linx are partners on the Climate Action Middlesbrough (CAM) project funded by National Lottery Community Fund. Through online engagement we have managed to encourage young people to think differently about their consumption and the materials they use when crafting and cooking. But now, since the lockdown restrictions have eased, Linx’s CAM team have had the opportunity to do face to face work with young people who are enthusiastic about the environment and creating positive local changes to help tackle the climate crisis. The group have been working on a garden project in Linx’s courtyard and they have used plants which are specific for promoting biodiversity, encouraging bees and butterflies, as well as learning about the benefits of providing these spaces for wildlife and how to maintain them. These young people will become part of a larger youth forum, ensuring young people are at the forefront of tackling climate change in Middlesbrough through a community enablement programme with young people at its heart, engaging the wider community, including through intergeneration activities.
You can keep up to date with CAM related news on our Facebook Page @ClimateActionMiddlesbrough
Green Shoots is funded through the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, the project will build on well-established partnerships to connect some of Middlesbrough’s most under-represented and disadvantaged groups with nature, developing skills, understanding and community cohesion. Our lead on the project, Raheem, has been developing his skills this month within the Forest Schools taster sessions as this will be on offer to local families.
Take a look at Green Shoots Facebook Page for more information or ways you can get invovled @GreenShootsMiddlesbrough
Linx Staff Receive Kooth Training
Linx Youth Project are keen to assist young people through difficult times and support them with their mental health. We are always looking for ways in which we can continue to support young people, even if the current circumstances make face to face support difficult. Kooth.com is a great way of overcoming this obstacle and has similar values to Linx in believing that every young person has the right to thrive and to access high quality mental health care.
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online service offering emotional and mental health support for children and young people. Kooth.com is commissioned by the NHS, Local Authorities, charities and businesses to provide anonymous and personalised mental health support for children and young people.
Kooth.com is a great way for young people to receive support. You can access the site on www.kooth.com.
To our valued young people, families, communities and business partners, at this time, we would be interested in any feedback or comments that you would have in relation to our service delivery during lockdown and for future delivery.
Please stay safe and if there is anything we can support with then don’t hesitate to contact our team who would be happy to help.
Linx staff are working very hard in-line with the current roadmap & easing of the restriction out of lockdown, so watch the space as we are reintroducing our popular youth provisions in the coming weeks.