Life lessons and lots of fun at youth club

YOUNG Somerset continues to run an engaging, fun and educational youth club at Wellington Young People’s Centre.

Wellington Youth Club is a great way for young people to learn life skills, socialise with their friends and make the most of opportunities geared to their personal development.

Young Somerset works with a range of partners – and brings them in to work and deliver enhanced programmes. SWEDA (Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association) is a recent example – one in five young people have viewed their body negatively in the last year.

Young people can feel lonely and the Co-operative Foundation funded Young Somerset earlier this year to work with youngsters to explore what it means to feel isolated and lonely in their communities, and co-design potential work to improve the situation. In the course of this project, every young person surveyed said they had felt lonely recently.

Young people took charge of the loneliness project, running an awareness event and making a video to Read More >>>