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SWITCH

Who are we?

Switch is a free, week-long project for young people aged 16-18 that that are disengaged from education and training, who are struggling to reintegrate due to difficulties with mental health and wellbeing.

What do we do?

Our fully trained staff support the young people that attend to engage with a variety of activities, from psychoeducation around mental health, mindfulness activities, an outdoor activity day, motivational speakers, to personality quiz and career discussions. This includes visits from local training and education providers. The week concludes with a celebration event on the last day to acknowledge their achievements and certificates are presented. Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the week and transport can also be arranged in order to remove as many barriers as possible that may prevent young people from attending. The project is designed to not only have fun and encourage them to engage with peers and professionals, it is also to build confidence within the young people, to give them a safe space to explore their career ideas and to challenge themselves by recognising and concurring fears.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Dawn Bere or Christopher Allan
Contact Position
Project Leads
Telephone
E-mail
Dawn.Bere@bedford.gov.uk Christopher.Allan@bedford.gov.uk
Notes

Office Hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Where to go

Name
Kempston Youth Centre & Kempston Outdoor Centre
Address
Hillgrounds Road
Kempston
Bedford
Beds
Postcode
MK42 8QP
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
One-week project at varying times of year. Dates tbc.

Other Details

Costs

Details
Free

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Age Bands
18-25 years old
15-17 years old