What’s normal, what’s not?
It sometimes difficult to decide if what you are thinking and feeling or behaving like is normal or not.
|This is why it’s important to have a one-to-one chat with one of our Youth Workers first. And don’t forget, it may not be you that you’re worried about, it might be a friend.These are some of the issues you might be experiencing where you may need some additional one-to-one support.|
These are some of the issues you might be experiencing where you may need some additional one-to-one support:
High risk behaviour.
High risk behaviour which may seriously affect your long term physical and mental health – drug and alcohol misuse, eating disorders, inappropriate sexual activity.
Depression and anxiety.
|Frequent sadness and tearfulness, lack of interest or inability to enjoy activities, feelings of hopelessness, becoming isolated from friends and family, increased irritability, anger or hostility, not caring about personal care / appearance, poor concentration, changes to sleeping or eating habits, self harm, or suicidal thoughts.|
|Bullying or being bullied, physical or emotional abuse, frequent absences from school, or not doing well at school, difficult relationships with parents or siblings at home, parents divorcing or re-marrying, bereavement within the family or a close friend.|
We are extreemly grateful to Nordson Dage for supporting the Project with a grant for £2,400 to get our Horizons Programme up and running.
On August 8th & 9th the Porch Project were fortunate enough to be able to take seven young people to France on a two-day WW1 Battlefield Tour. This was made available to us by Mark Brennan and the Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project, www.hadleighww1.com . What a wonderful opportunity for local young people to witness first-hand the great sacrifice and bravery of their local forefathers.
On July 28th the Porch Project were very pleased to welcome Tim Passmore, the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner our temporary offices in Corks Lane.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Summer Celebration & AGM and to the Lindsey Rose for providing the delicious food.
We are very grateful for the continuing support from the local community.