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Confidentiality and young survivors

One of the most common questions we are asked by young people who are looking for support is….will you tell? Even when we explain our policy of confidentiality, young people are still hesitant and unsure whether it’s ok to say … Continue reading

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Web Site & Forum

18u is currently updating its web site to make it more user friendly, up to date and informative. On the web site we have now created a new Message Forum to replace our old message board. The old message board … Continue reading

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Peer Educators in schools

Our peer educators have been doing a fantastic jobs recently. In a high school, training was provided to 2 young people from every PSE class in 2nd year in how to deliver a Violence Is Preventable programme to their peers. … Continue reading

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Workshop in School

We were recently privileged enough to carry out workshops with 180 young people in 2 groups. Now you would think that having a discussion with 90 young people at a time might degenerate rapidly into noise and mayhem? That’s what … Continue reading

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Xmas Gifts

This year people have been very generous and we have been able to provide lots of families with good quality Christmas gifts. Our appeal this year for more things to give out to teenagers was heard and we are happy … Continue reading

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Christmas and the invisible young people

Christmas is a great time for most people and we hope that everyone has a good festive time. We hope though that you can spare a thought for young people who are currently experiencing abuse in their home, the place … Continue reading

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BSL Level 3 passed

2 of our workers have recently passed Level 3 of British Sign Language. This is a fantastic achievement and means that we are more able to provide quality support to young deaf people and their families. BSL is recognised in … Continue reading

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Supporting young people

The way we support young people has changed over the years. It used to be that young people would find their way to the Centre and sit down and talk with a worker. They would maybe come just once, come … Continue reading

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Scary times in the Centre

The Halloween party in the Centre was the scariest party ever. The Centre was redecorated with spooks and scary things and there was a haunted walk round the Centre. The air was full of spooky fog. There were strange and … Continue reading

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