COVID-19 Update

Continuing to make a difference – for the better – during these challenging times 

The unfolding Coronavirus crisis clearly poses huge challenges and uncertainty for young people across the country.

I wanted to reassure you that we continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our members, whilst ensuring we are still influencing change for a better tomorrow. 

Following the latest government guidance, we’ve taken the decision to host our most recent and upcoming general meetings virtually. At the beginning of lockdown (round one), we thought this would affect the way we work. However, we were more productive than we have ever been. 

I’d like to thank the members of our Youth Council for their hard work and dedication over the last few months; in a time where we’ve needed to maintain a social distance, I’d say we’ve come together as the brilliant team we are.

We value our relationship with other young people across the city. Collaboration has never been more important, and I hope we can learn from each other during this difficult time. 

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, if you would like more information on the current projects we are working on throughout the pandemic, please get in touch with us.

Stay safe, 

Maisy Evans 

Chair, Newport Youth Council 

*The photo used in this post was taken on September the eighth, adhering to government guidelines at the time.

USEUL LINKS 

Samaritans

(Suicide Helpline) 

116 123

Switchboard.lgbt

(LGBTQ+ Helpline)

0300 330 0630

thecalmzone.net

(Suicide Prevention)

0800 58 58 58

mind.org

(Mental Health Support)

0300 1233393

rethink.org

(Mental Health Support)

0300 5000 927

nspcc.org.uk

(Child Abuse Helpline)

0808 800 5000

 

refuge.org.uk

(Domestic Violence Helpline)

0808 2000 247

Live Fear Free

(Domestic Abuse Helpline)

0808 80 10 800

mentalhealth.org

(Mental Health Support)

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