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Summer 2021 - Worthing Thrive Magazine
The Sid Youth was featured in Worthing Thrive Magazine in the Summer of 2021 to discuss the issues and barriers young people face(d) with returning back to school after a year of Covid and three lengthy lockdowns. Our Co Director, Ryan Loversidge, discussed the struggles the young people were facing, stating “After enduring three lockdowns many students who previously had good attendance, now don’t. Some have anxiety about going back into spaces with lots of people, others live with older relatives and worry about catching something and passing it on, while there are more general struggles like coping with routines or sleeping”.
This article also highlighted one of our many mentoring programmes: The Bridge Mentoring. Our Bridge Mentoring “delivers person centred support by looking at a child’s individual requirements, before creating plans to help improve and maintain their wellbeing…our work includes creating short and long-term goals for pupils, as well as developing wellbeing packs around their interests, signposting them to specialist services, providing them with a positive role model, as well as structure, advice and guidance”.
This project was funded by the team at Adur and Worthing Safer Communities, the NHS and the Adur District Council through their Community Grants Programme. We were also awarded £4,500 so we were able to expand our mentoring services to other schools in the area; Sir Robert Woodard Academy and Shoreham Academy.
“The group typically work with children aged 12 to 15 and have helped pupils from Davison High School, St Andrew’s High School, Durrington High School and more. The Sid Youth runs workshops around exploitation, anti-social behaviour, homelessness, substance use and more, all aimed at educating and informing young people”.