Happy New Year, everybody! We may be in another lockdown, BUT this time as a community we are more prepared and still have so much that you, your family and neighbours can access.

We cannot wait to have you all back in the community sometime soon – we just want you to know that you are not alone and we are here for you in whichever way we can to help us all get through these strange times.

Here is what we’re doing now.

Mondays 5pm-6,30pm

ESOL Group.  Is open for all of any age and background to learn about citizenship and improve language skills. On zoom.

Us Girls Youth Group – for girls aged 11-17 yrs old – a weekly online zoom with sessions over the next 12 weeks. We will be working on materials, discussions, debates & activities on International Women’s Week, Hate Crime & how the lockdown is affecting women and girls.

Art Attack Youth Group – will be providing children and young people with arts/crafts activity packs.

Food Provisions working in partnership with Stockport Together, if you or you know someone that needs support with food parcels, food vouchers or hot cooked meals, then please contact the Stockport Together facebook page.

Lancashire Hill and Heaton Norris Detached youth work will continue. Our experienced youth workers, Krish and Adrian will be out on the streets from 6pm-8pm talking to young people.

Please keep an eye on Heaton Norris’ Facebook pages for regular updates.

If you are interested in any of the above, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Nadia on 07857928833 or email makeadifferencegm@gmail.com

Bernard and Nadia

Here are some links for support with mental health. They are there for you.

Stockport Healthy Young Minds

https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/services/stockport-healthy-minds

Healthy Young Minds -online support

https://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/

Kooth – online mental health and wellbeing support

https://www.Kooth.com/

Beacon Counselling (a counselling service)

https://www.beacon-counselling.org.uk
Phone: 0161 440 0055

Arc Stockport – activity based/mental/wellbeing

https://arc-centre.org/young-peoples-arc/