Healthy Eating: Healthy eating is promoted throughout all the groups and clubs at PYCP. Cooking is a favourite activity for many young people who attend our clubs and there is always the chance for them to learn practical cookery skills using delicious and nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables donated by our local Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.
Sexual Health and Relationship Work: PYCP has a long tradition of promoting good sexual health and positive relationships to young people in the local area. Often in partnership with the local High Schools (delivery of the Sexual Health and Relationship Education programme) and NHS Healthy Respect clinics, specially trained PYCP staff have given support, advice and education to young people and promoted healthy choices in their relationships. Most recently, Healthy Respect trained 14 PYCP staff to deliver the C:Card+ service and PYCP has become a registered C:Card+ Drop-In destination.
Sport and Fitness: Using our full sized sports hall and well stocked games cupboard, PYCP delivers a number of dedicated sports clubs each week for all age groups to enjoy. Football is a firm favourite for many but those not as keen on the beautiful game will always be given the chance to try something else from badminton to dodgeball in the hall or dancing in the studio to an energetic soft play session. Outside of the Project we are always looking for opportunities to get active on an outdoor activity residential trip and have been regular attendees of MyAdventure’s Youth Work Games.
Wellbeing Groupwork: where a need has been identified by PYCP staff or young people or a school or partner agency, PYCP workers will endeavour to utilise the relationships they have with young people in the community to address issues that affect them as individuals or groups with specially targeted groupwork on issues from self harm to social isolation. As well as groupwork that happens in response to issues, PYCP provides preventative programmes that encourage young people to make healthy, well informed choices such as the Healthy Transitions Group that combines smoking prevention education and healthy physical exercise through sport.