Out There in the Community!
During Lockdown 2.0 and while we are in Tier 3, The gap* have been keeping in touch with the young people in the community with our detached street work project OutThere!
Baz one of our young people from the venue drop-in.
"Gap has helped me socially as you meet new people everyday. The staff are polite, kind and very talkative which is great. The members of staff are always looking at ways to improve the programme and always asking and listening to what us young people have to say. "
What do young people think about The gap*?
Well what can I say... you have been a great mentor for me through applying for work on numerous occasions and supported me through grief and challenges of my own mental health and well being. Always went the extra mile to see me smile again. J
A positive influence on my life and I am so thankful for all you do! You have not only helped me but my family too! Woohoo go gap!
It's been a pleasure working along side you. The energy for young people shines brightly as does the passion for partnership work.
The Venue is our drop-in centre for young people aged 13-19. It is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 3:30-5:30pm. It is a space where young people can come and hang out, meet others, chat, receive one free hot chocolate, play some games and access support.
Headspace is a support network for young people aged between 11-20 who may be experiencing issues with their mental health. Via our trained volunteers, we offer one to one sessions at times to suit them. The majority of this work happens in school. There is a referral process which can be found by clicking the button below.
Out There! is the gap*s street and outreach project. We look to be a regular street presence, engaging with young people and working in partnership with local community, council, Police and any other youth providers in and around the town.
The studio is based in the Venue and allows young people to explore their interest or passion for music. This can be through performing and having their music recorded, or learning how to use the equipment in a studio environment.