Linx delivers open access youth clubs in different parts of Middlesbrough every evening during the week. We also provide a range of services including 1-2-1 support, detached sessions and family support. We generally work with young people ages 10-19. See our Facebook page for latest news and updates.
Our activities include arts and crafts, sports and recreation, baking and cooking, watching a film, issue-based work including workshops on mental health and wellbeing, alcohol and drugs awareness, sexual health, quiting smoking, internet risks and safety, animal care and welfare and any other topic relevant to young people.
Young people always get to have a say about what we do, and how we do it. Our youth club sessions are used to get young people’s input on what is working, what they enjoy most and what they want in future sessions. Whenever we plan activities and projects, such as residentials and trips, we always make sure you are involved in the planning, design and evaluation of our work. At Linx young people’s voices always count.
Linx has also established a Youth Forum, a group of young people who meet regularly to discuss future activities and trips, and deal with things that they face. It a great way for you to get involved in issues affecting you, speak up for other more vulnerable young people, join campaigns and get your voice heard.
Youth club sessions
Our open access youth clubs enable young people to drop-in, relax and chill during the evening, it’s your time out of school with your friends, or a chance to make new friends. Sessions include fun activities such as gaming on the PS4 and XBox, e.g. playing FIFA. You can have fun with karaoke, playing music or a game of pool. See our Facebook page for latest news and updates.
At our youth centres you can get the chance to do cooking and baking sessions, learn some news skills, try different foods and learn how to keep yourself healthy. We also get a lot of food donated to share with young people, and have an established relationship with our local Greggs shop, where we receive pasties and cakes at the end of the day and these are available for you and all those attending of our youth clubs.
Other activities: We also works manage and deliver different projects during the year, including work in schools, street based projects, as well as arts and community education work with young people across Middlesbrough. Examples of these include designing and delivering projects for patients at local hospitals and care homes, painting local parks, transforming church gardens and much more. See our Facebook page for latest news and updates.
Linx Youth Programme and opening times
Currently Linx runs youth clubs in the following areas:
|Outdoor Sport Session in Hemlington, 10-19 years, 4-6pm, Hemlington Park, Cass House Road, TS8 9QW||Coulby Newham Youth Club, 10-19 years, 5-7pm, The Beacon, Langdon Square, TS8 0TF||Grove Hill Outdoor Session, 10-19 years, 4-6pm, The Courts, Bishopton Road, TS4 2DS
Breckon Hill Youth Club, 10-19 years, 6-8pm, Breckon Hill Community Centre, TS4 2DS
|Newport Youth Club, 10-19 years, 6-8pm, Newport Hub, St Pauls Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5NQ||Ayresome Youth Club, 10-19 years, 6-8pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Stainsby Road, TS5 4JS|
Linx also works with young people across Middlesbrough to organise and partake in social action projects across the town which will benefit the community. Examples of these include creating and delivering packages to patients at local hospitals and care homes, painting local parks, transforming church gardens and much more.