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In the Summer 2015  Edition: Hoody Fest, Open Day, Activities and more!

Teen Talk Update

Summer 2015

Hello!

This newsletter tells you all about what we've been up to but if you want to know more just pop in to our Harwich based centre on Cliff Road, call us on 01255 504800 or visit teentalkharwich.co.uk.

Harwich Hoody Fest 2015

Saturday 19 September
10.30am-3.00pm
Park Pavilion, Barrak Lane

This year is the 5th anniversary of the Harwich Hoody Festival organised by our youth forum, Harwich Inspired Youth Action (HIYA), and it's going to be better than ever! As well as live music from local young musicians in the battle of the bands completion, we've got performances from dance troopes and cheerleaders plus Essex Fire Service Community Wheels. We'll also have food, stalls and activities available throughout the day so there will be lots for the whole family to get involved in. For more info call 01255 504800.

NEW: 'Hello' for 18-25yr Olds

Every Thurs from 25 Sept
4.00pm-6.00pm
17 Cliff Road, Harwich

Held in The Central, our brand new community room, the Hello sessions offer relaxed coffee afternoons for 18-25yr olds where you can meet new people and find out about the latest opportunities available to you. For more information contact Josh Lane, Support Worker, on 01255 504800.

Our Funders

Open Day Celeberation

Thursday 24 September
2.00pm-6.00pm
17 Cliff Road, Harwich

We're holding an open day to celebrate the completion of our centres refurbishment, including the opening of our brand new community room, The Central. Thanks to grants from Veolia Environmental Trust, Awards for All, Essex County Council Community Initiatives Fund and the Big Society, we've been able to completely transform our centre into a great place for young people to come to. Drop in throughout the afternoon to see the our new crazy patterned furniture, enjoy some cake and see how you could make use of The Central. 

HIYA Fundraising

Teen Talk's Youth Forum, Harwich Inspired Youth Action (HIYA), have continued to smash their fundraising challenge this year with further events through the summer holidays. HIYA set their fundraising target at £300.00 but eight months in and their total already stands at £510.50. So far the group have carried out bag packs, bake sales and sponsored sleep outs to raise funds that will be split between their community events and the Pioneer Sailing Trust. Keep an eye out for future fundraising events and don't forget, its simple to make a donation through their local giving page here.

Our Weekly Activities

Drop-in, Harwich
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm (excluding wed am)

Drop-in, Clacton Library
Tues & Thurs, 1.45pm-4.45pm

Outreach, Clacton Coastal Community Centre
Mon, 9.30am-1pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm (appointment only)

Parent Coffee Mornings, Harwich
Tues, 10am-12pm

HIYA Youth Forum, Harwich
Tuesday, 6pm-8pm

Garden Project, Harwich
Wed, 3.30pm-5pm

Hello Group, Harwich 
(18-25yrs)
Thurs, 2-4pm

Cookery Workshops, Harwich
Thurs, 4pm-5.30pm

Health Shop
Our Support Workers are available at our Harwich Centre every week day afternoon to offer confidential and professional sexual health information including C-Cards and testing. No appointment needed.

The Central
Our self-contained community room is fully accessible and available for  use by groups, clubs and agencies. Call for more information.

Between April- August we:
Supported 350 people
On 998 occasions
Biggest issues:
1. Relationships
2. Low self esteem
3. Anxiety

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