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Making healthy choices about FOOD is important for our mental health!!

Making healthy choices about FOOD is important for our mental health!!

Some food for thought...  Food really can improve our mood! It is important to remember that what we put in our body not only affects our physical health but also affects our mental health!  Mind have released an important video to help us make healthy choices about the food we eat for the benefit of our mental health!! Mind says that 'If your blood sugar drops you might feel tired, irritable and depressed' This doesn't mean we should be eating sugary foods all the time to help boost our sugar levels! But actually, we should be eating healthy, nutritious food that releases energy slowly. The…

Young Minds - Understanding Self Harm Free online course (Parents)

Young Minds - Understanding Self Harm Free online course (Parents)

Young Minds have developed a free online counselling course designed to help parents talk about the issues of self harm with their children.  The Course  This online course, ‘Talking to your children about emotional resilience and self-harm’, has been designed to provide you with a basic awareness of the subject to help you approach your children with confidence about the issue.  The course will help you to:  Know what self-harm is and why young people may do it Know what makes young people vulnerable to self-harming behaviour Understand in what ways you can support a young person is who…

Oxford Youth 'Train The Trainer' Training Resources For those of you attending the Oxford Youth Train The Trainer Training today, we have uploaded... More►

Plan B Success!!

Plan B Success!!

Plan B have recieved excellent results after a recent Survey sent out to Young People and hosts!  Young People and Hosts gave both extremely positive and valuable feedback that will help to inform our next steps and improvements to the service in the future! We were delighted to discover that young people felt that they were well supported by Young Devon staff and that they were able to move forward with their goals and make changes to their life as a result of Plan B.  'Support Staff helped motivate me and have supported me to make my relationships with family much better' We are pleased to…

Child Sexual Exploitation Guide for Practitioners The Department for Education (DfE) has published a definition of child sexual exploitation... More►

Showcasing young, local talent at Sidmouth Youth Centre

Showcasing young, local talent at Sidmouth Youth Centre

Sidmouth Youth Centre has been a hive of activity recently as staff, and young volunteers have been busy redecorating the place.  The Social Action Group, formed of young people who are keen to get involved in campaigns and community work, are running the project. They recently enlisted the help of Sam Giles, a local graffiti artist to update the outside of The Youth Centre. Sam had previously run graffiti workshops for young people at the centre and was keen to bring his spray paint in to help with this larger scale project. Sam is a self-taught graffiti artist and explained that his style is…

Substance misuse and young people course comissioned by South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Teignbridge District Council

Substance misuse and young people course comissioned by South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Teignbridge District Council

  Please see message below from Becca Hewitt with course details:  Good afternoon. Following intelligence suggesting professionals would benefit from more information on substance misuse and young people, we have commissioned a course, to be delivered locally, by YSmart. We will be charging a nominal sum of £25pp in order that we can maximise the funds we have in order to expand the course to as many professionals as possible.  The one day courses are to be held at the following locations: Wednesday 8th March, Cary Room, South Hams District Council Offices, Totnes.  Refreshments from 0900,…

Young Devon 1/2 Day HR Workshops

Young Devon 1/2 Day HR Workshops

We are pleased to announce the topics that will be covered in the four HR half day workshops during 2017 4th April 2017    This workshop will focus on ‘Recruitment, induction and retention’ and will include:- Our recruitment process Putting together an advert, Job Description, shortlisting grids and interview questions Selection process including tests, interview panel (including young people panel) DBS process Our induction process Probation period and why this is important What can we do to help retain staff? This workshop would be of benefit to those who are new at line managing staff;…

Time To Change - In Your Corner Campaign Film!

Time To Change - In Your Corner Campaign Film!

Check out Time to Change new film for their campaign 'In Your Corner'  1 in 4 of us will fight mental health problems this year, so it’s likely someone you know will be affected right now, even if they haven’t been able to tell you. Only a third of men say they talk openly about their feelings. Without support from those around them, people with mental health problems can lose what they care about most: their job, family and friends, their home. Can you play your part and be in their corner? The more shares, views, comments, likes and conversations you create, the more people will know how to…

Making Learning Work U - Free Courses

Making Learning Work U - Free Courses

Please find attached details of a couple of courses that are coming up really soon on the Making Learning Work 4 U programme. The courses are FREE for adults who are 19 and over, who are willing to take part in some research surrounding Wellbeing. Painting for pleasure poster Cake Decorating poster

Market Street Staff Discount!

Market Street  Staff Discount!

We are now offering a YD staff discount of 1/3 off. Come and enjoy our food and service from the young people working with us. The offer is valid any time we are open, but you are required to bring your staff ID card. It would be really great to meet you all. We post the menus on Facebook and Instagram, so feel free to have a peek and follow us so you know what will be on offer when you visit! Information Poster

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