YMCA Norfolk partner with the Catton Grove Big Local Grove to launch The Box drop in

02 April 2019

YMCA Norfolk are inviting young people living in the Catton Grove area, aged 11-16, to attend drop in sessions at The Box community resource centre. Youth engagement workers from YMCA Norfolk will be available every Wednesday 6:30-8:30, providing a safe space for young people to talk about their worries.

The centre provides an internet café that can be used for homework or gaming, and a chill out space for young people to relax and unwind. Free hot drinks and snacks will be provided.

YMCA Norfolk Support Worker, Lorna Pearce said: “Our youth counsellors are trained to support you. If you need help with any issue such as bullying, family break-ups, relationship advice, substance abuse, depression, anxiety or any other issues, then come along and we will be there to listen and support you in any way we can.”

The drop in centre aims to provide young people with the opportunity to speak freely about the issues they face, in a confidential, friendly and welcoming environment.

YMCA Norfolk Youth Engagement Worker, Charlie Wall, said: “The Box was created after a joint decision was made between YMCA Norfolk and the Big Local Catton Grove team.

It’s purpose is to allow young people between the ages of 11-16 to have a safe space to relax and receive support and guidance around things that are important to them.”

For more information please contact Charlie on charlie.wall@ymcanorfolk.org

The Box community resource centre is brought to you by The Catton Grove Big Local – making Catton Grove ‘an even better place to live, work and volunteer.’