Sheffield Futures Showcase Event

5th June 2018

Sheffield Futures: Transforming young lives and creating positive futures Find out about us at our Showcase event Thursday 19 July 5.

30 7.30 pm The journey to adulthood can be a difficult one. You may be born in poverty, to parents that have their own problems to deal with. You may have a stable upbringing but fall prey to stress, anxiety and depression as a result of exam pressure or bullying. You may feel socially excluded, like you never fitted in and withdraw from education, work and society. Whatever obstacles young people encounter along their journey to adulthood, at Sheffield Futures we aim to fill the gap, to help young people back on their feet, to progress in life and lead meaningful and productive lives. Our approach is about prevention, education and support. With the latest data showing that half of all mental health conditions appear in young people before the age of 14 it's never been more important to provide a service that aims to stop emotional health & wellbeing issues in their tracks before young people hit a mental health crisis point. Door43 is our accessible drop in service which doesn't rely on referrals and acts as an informal and safe space where Sheffield's young people can gain confidential support and advice on a range of social, emotional, practical and mental health issues. -Door43 is a place I can go and offload about what has happened in my week. I don't feel judged by the staff; they are all so easy to talk to. I feel like having that space every week, in an environment where there aren't other expectations of me makes a massive difference to my mood. -When I've got loads of stuff going on in my head, I can book in to see someone or drop in to the café at Door43 and they help me to make sense of it all and we can make a plan together and I feel so much better. Says Darren Jenks, a Door43 regular. It's an exciting time for Door43, we're looking for support to help deliver a new much needed health and wellbeing zone as part of the Door43 service. The new health and wellbeing zone is an essential addition which will make the Star House venue which currently hosts Door43 fully fit for purpose. We also run a careers information advice and guidance service and inspire individuals about their futures, projects that help young people not in education, employment or training back into a productive lifestyle as well as forging links with employers in the region to broker apprenticeships. We run the community youth teams from hubs across the City which includes running 24 youth clubs that give young people a safe space to be as well as targeted intervention and one to one support for those that need intensive mentoring and support. We also run the Duke of Edinburgh programme and the Child Sexual Exploitation prevention team. This is just a recap of some of our main services but we run many and have more in the pipeline. If you want to come and find out more about us and how we change lives and creative positive futures for young people in Sheffield who need it most come along to our Showcase event we would love to see you. We're always on the look-out for organisations to partner with on a mutually beneficial level who want to demonstrate their support for the local community. Sheffield Future Showcase event, Thursday 19 July 5.30 7.30 pm at the Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX Please contact Tash Bright at Sheffield Futures to RSVP, tash.bright@sheffieldfutures.org.uk You can find out more about us on our website at www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk

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