Back to school and emotional wellbeing

Back to school and emotional wellbeing

The new school year is in full swing – and as we all know – this school year will be very different from what young people have ever experienced before. Understandably it’s going to be a very anxiety-inducing time for young people, so we have got a new timetable filled with lots of activities to help give them something close to normalcy. Be sure to check out our latest timetable for the latest information on times, locations and activities.

Bingfield Park Project

This autumn, we have lots of activities to keep our members busy! One of our bubbles is working on a craft project in Bingfield Park. In partnership with Islington and Global Generation, this project will see a group of young people building a bike sculpture for the new peace garden in the park. So far, young people have led some fantastic work on the project and it is proving to be a great opportunity for them.

As well as that, another one of our bubbles has been working on an art project in collaboration with The Welcome Project called ‘What It Means To Be Human During COVID-19’. Their project will make up part of an exhibition exploring this at The Welcome Project, and we are looking forward to showing you some pieces from it when they are ready.

As this is such a difficult time for most people, CYP will be placing much more emphasis on emotional well-being as we all try and navigate this pandemic. That’s why every Wednesday we are open specifically for drop-in appointments for young people that may be struggling or want a bit of advice and guidance. As well as that, our Outreach team are still going out three times a week to support young people in the area.

As always, we are continuing to follow guidance from Public Health England and the local authority regarding safety measures at CYP. The government have just introduced a new law banning social gatherings of no more than six people. Members can be assured that this currently does not apply to us as the youth sector has been deemed an essential service and is exempt from this rule. Be sure to keep updated with us by following our social media (if you haven’t already!) on Twitter and Instagram.