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Newsletter - Quater 1 -2012 
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Staff Spotlight

Emma Ellis is the newest member of the Teen Talk Team. Joining us in November 2011 Emma has a background in Marketing and design. Emma will now take up the new position of Operational Admin Assistant.

Sam has a well deserved ‘break’ for the next year as she is now on maternity leave. We wish Sam, partner and the bump all the best for the future and cant wait to meet baby when it arrives.  

Stats for Quarter 4 2011 – Vistors
Total number of visitors – 540 .
Issues with relationships and Family – 162 .
Sexual Health/Health shop support - 64

Teen Talk - Quarterly Newsletter

Teen Talk in Clacton
Teen Talk is going from strength to strength in Clacton. We are open for appointments at the Community Centre in Pathfields Road every Monday afternoon between 2 and 5pm with Rebecca, if you require further information or to make an appointment call Bec on 01255 504800.
Teen Talk have linked up with Signpost in Jaywick. Signpost are now offering a drop-in service at their centre in Jaywick where they can offer support and allow other agencies to come in to support their visitors. As part of this Teen Talk will be visiting once per month to offer support with Employment and Education. Contact Chris on 01255 504800 fpr more details.
Teen Talk Facilities for you 
Teen Talk have a large building near to Harwich town centre and the award winning Dovercourt beach. We have a computer suite and rooms that can be booked for any use. Please call us on 01255 504800 if you would like to make use of these.
Come and discover our life skills qualifications at our open day on 15th February 2012. We are here 9-12.30 & 1.30-5pm
Contact Chris or Julie for more details or to receive referral forms.
Courses are now NOCN accredited

Course Dates
  • Employability Skills - 2 week Course - Starts 02/04/2012
  • Managing Personal Finances - Every Thursday for 5 weeks - Starts 20/02/2012
  • DIY - Every Tuesday for 5 weeks - Starts 20/02/2012
New Service  
Smoking Cessation is back. Rebecca is now fully trained is smoking cessation and will be running session every Thursday afternoon between 2 and 5pm. Appointments not necessary.
Health Shop  
C-Card issue, Contraception, Sexual Health. All from a qualified nurse. Tuesdays 4pm-6pm.  

Any excuse for fancy dress 
Guy Carnival
In October the Youth Forum took part in the Harwich Guy Carnival. The group opted to walk the 3 mile route in fancy dress, going with the theme of opposites so old went with young and chav’s went with toffs etc. The night was well attended by the residents of Harwich and the Forum members had a good time raising money for local charities.  

Santa’s Grotto
In December the Youth Forum organised a Santa’s Grotto at Teen Talk’s offices in Cliff Road. The event allowed children to come and visit Santa to put in their Christmas orders and to receive an early present from him. All money raised from the event was donated to a local family who are raising money for their daughter to buy a specially adapted vehicle for her to travel in following a debilitating stroke she had suffered.

Fuse - Dovercourt
Fuse gaming shop in Dovercourt allowed the Youth Forum to use their centre on December 14th to hold their annual Christmas celebration. The Forum had a lot of fun playing the computer games and watching dvd’s in the gaming chairs in the centre. Snacks and presents were exchanged on the day. The event was to thank the Youth Forum for all the hard work they had put in throughout the past year.  
The Youth Forum will be in Morrison's Supermarket in February to raise money for this summers Hoody Festival by packing bags for its customers. Any support for this would be greatly appreciated.
Congratulation to HIYA who have won the regional award for best voluntary group with V Involved. They now go through to the national awards in March. Fingers crossed for that.
Big thanks to:
FUSE DOVERCOURT - The Youth Forum had sole use of the Fuse store in Harwich in December. The group really enjoyed using the computer games in the authentic gaming chairs.
 HARWICH & DOVERCOURT GOLF CLUB - For the use of their facilities for our AGM meeting in December.
 HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL - Every month the town council allows the Youth Forum to use the Town Hall for their regular meetings.
Opening Times
Our Office is open weekdays 2-5.30pm for Drop In
Health Clinic—Harwich Tuesday 4-6pm    
Clacton Drop In - Mondays 2-5pm (By Appointment only)


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