Prudhoe project has healthy ambitions

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Co-ordinator and senior youth worker Carol Quinn, with Sam Laythan and her daughter Leah, and John Temple of Karbon Homes.
Co-ordinator and senior youth worker Carol Quinn, with Sam Laythan and her daughter Leah, and John Temple of Karbon Homes.
29 June 2017 10:09AM

PRUDHOE teenagers are getting wise to healthy living thanks to a new project.

Prudhoe Community Workshop Trust is running a new project, Wise-up 2 Wellbeing, at the East Centre on Front Street.

The project will offer general health advice, and information about healthy eating and sexual health.

Youngsters can also participate in sessions on life skills, from learning how to balance a budget to staying safe online.

The project has been supported by a £5,000 grant from housing provider, Karbon Homes.

It is being delivered in partnership with Northumberland County Council’s youth service.

Wise-up 2 Wellbeing will take place between 6.30pm and 9pm on Monday and Wednesdays.

Karbon Homes’ community involvement officer, John Temple, said: “We were keen to support a project that would help our communities in Prudhoe, particularly teenagers and young adults in the area, and Wise-up 2 Wellbeing really fitted the bill. All the elements in this project are geared to improving the life chances of young people, whether that’s supporting them in finding a job, or helping them steer clear of cyber bullies. The programme tackles the topics that are issues of concern to them and it does it in a way that takes into account what they want to get out of the project.”

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