Chat and Chill/Health Matters/C-Cards
Monday lunch-time at Felixstowe Academy - This is a opportunity to chat with School Nurse and Qualified Youth Workers. You do not need an appointment. This service is open to all students in all years. We are here to support you with information, advice and guidance on a range of health issues. Students age 13-19 can also receive advice on sexual health & contraception.
Mentoring has been recognised as an important service provided by Level Two for students at Felixstowe Academy. Young people can self-refer or be referred by a parent/teacher/other agency. The aim of the mentoring is to enable the young person to have a positive outlook on their life. Mentoring sessions are usually once a week, for 6-10 weeks.
Mentoring helps young people at risk of ‘disaffection’ explore the factors that contribute to their well-being and emotional resilience. Youth workers help to find solutions for the concerns and worries that the young person has, and they work together to find ways of resolving them. The benefit to home and school environment is apparent from feedback from school staff, parents and other service providers and the young people themselves.
Twice weekly Tues/Thurs 10-12 at the youth hub we offer a drop in for 16-25 year olds. Qualified youth workers are on hand to support young people with writing a cv, applying for benefits, housing and independent living skills, budgeting, work experience opportunities and becoming Ready for work. Information, advice and guidance on a range of issues can be addressed and signposting where necessary.
Level Two have developed their Detached and Outreach Youth Work, going out around the town, villages and seafront to take our services to the young people. Level Two take their minibus out onto the streets to engage with young people and built up relationships and trust with them.
Whilst out on the streets they also use this opportunity to let the young people know about what is going on at the youth hub. Through youth involvement, the young people are able to help identify gaps in service and find out first hand what types of things they would like on offer to them within Felixstowe.
We are hoping to develop our services more widely within the Walton, Trimleys and Kirton villages.
With support from grants and charitable giving, Level Two is able to provide activities and sessions during the 12 weeks school holidays. These opportunities are open to all. Check out our website and look at the appropriate booking form for holiday activities on offer. Numbers are usually limited so early booking is advised.
Transition to High School (School Year 6 – Age 10 & 11)
We will be visiting all the seven primary schools to chat and promote Level Two, and offer introduction visits for each school, followed by parents open evening and then taster sessions for Year 6s.
Any queries relating to Year 6 please telephone Level Two on 01394 272521.
Open Access Sessions (School Years 7-14) – see our current programme for days/times
The youth hub provides a ‘safe place to be’ for young people and a varied programme of activities. Due to the popularity of these sessions, with increasing high numbers, we have split sessions into age groups. Young people enjoy socialising, participating in creative activities, sport, and engage in one-to-one conversations with qualified youth workers. The young people have also been involved in local fundraising events. A small number of young people also sit on the Town Council Youth Forum. We encourage youth involvement and feedback from the young people to ensure we are meeting their needs.
Boyszone – (School Years 7-11)
Thursdays 7-8.30 pm (term time only) - This new weekly session is being piloted to facilitate a social setting for young males to meet together.
Girlszone – (School Years 7-11)
Tuesdays 7-8.30 pm (term time only) – This weekly session has been successfully running for a while now and is designed to meet the needs of young females.
Level Two are working in partnership with Suffolk Young Carers and Felixstowe Academy to provide support and facilities for all young carers. For further information contact us, or check our programme.
This is a dedicated room at the Level Two Youth Hub addressing different topics where young people can explore and increase their knowledge on a variety of issues.
The use of creative arts is a powerful tool within youth work to enable young people to express how they are feeling. Level Two have a dedicated creative arts room at the youth hub, which is used not only at the open access sessions but also as part of the mentoring programme. The creative arts room is also widely used for producing materials for our carnival floats and young people are encouraged to take part in the preparation and also the actual carnival processions with the Level Two floats.
Young people can enjoy use of this equipment, and this also helps those keen on pursuing a career in music. We have links with CSV Media in Ipswich who can help young people to develop their skills.The need to support not only the young person, but the wider family is becoming increasingly apparent. Level Two youth workers contribute to multi-agency meetings. In working with the young person we make a contribution to the whole family.