In the Spring edition of Teen Talk Update: High Sheriff Awards, NEW Outreach in Jaywick, Life Skills Qulaifications News and more!

Teen Talk Update

Spring 2012


Teen Talk offers free and confidential support, information and counselling to young people aged 11-25 years in the Tendring area. 

This newsletter gives you lots of information about what we are up to, but if you want to know more just pop into our Harwich based centre on Cliff Road, call us on 01255 504800 or visit our website 

HIYA Win High Sheriff Shield

Teen Talk’s Youth Forum, Harwich Inspired Youth Action (HIYA), has been awarded the special High Sheriff Shield at the 2012 High Sheriffs’ Awards.  HIYA received the award for the positive way that they are working to improve the image of local young people. The group also received a grant of £400 towards their running as well as a certificate after being Highly Commended at The High Sheriffs’ Association of England & Wales’ National Crimebeat Awards 2011/12, for their outstanding contribution to helping reduce crime and creating a safer community.   Read more.

Have You Seen Our New Website?, has everything you need to know about Teen Talk from our drop-in, health shop and youth forum to our latest news and events. Look out for the latest news on this years Hoody Festival which will be announced soon!  

You can also keep up to date with all our latest activity through Harwich Teen Talk on Facebook and @TeenTalkHarwich on Twitter.

Bags of Money Raised for Festival

In February volunteers from Harwich Inspired Youth Action (HIYA), Teen Talk’s youth forum, gave up their Sunday to pack shopping bags for customers at Morrisons. Over £500 was raised for this years Hoody Festival, a music event organised by HIYA that aims to bring the community together. We would like to send our thanks to the staff and customers of Morrisons for showing us such generous support.

Want to get involved with HIYA or the Hoody Festival?
Find out more here.

Drop-In to Harwich

The Drop-In at our Cliff Road based centre in Harwich is now open every week day morning between 9am-12noon as well as every weekday afternoon between 2pm-5pm.  This service is for young people aged 11-25 years in the Tendring area and offers free and confidential support, information and counselling. No appointment necessary, just pop in and say hello. Read more about our drop-in here.

NEW Outreach in Jaywick

March has seen Support Worker Rebecca White (pictured) set up a brand new Outreach session at Signpost in Jaywick. Rebecca will be at the Jaywick Enterprise Centre in Lotus Way, on Thursday mornings, 9am-12noon, to provide young people aged 11-25 in the Tendring area with information and support on any issue. To make your appointment call Teen Talk on 01255 504800 or email Find out what the Outreach service has to offer here.

We would like to thank Signpost for their assisstance in setting up this outreach.

Life Skills

In February Teen Talk launched the first of its Life Skills Qualifications Courses at its Cliff Road based centre. Through weekly sessions a group of young people have been learning skills in employability, DIY and personal finances, working towards an OCN qualification. Find out more about Life Skills here.

Chris Heath, who was one of the Life Skills Tutors has now moved on from Teen Talk and we would like to wish Chris the best of luck for the future.

For more information on Life Skills please contact Julie Hewitt on 01255 504800.
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