Young Somerset

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The Big Idea is: To contribute to reduction of Young People (YP) ‘risky behaviours’ by delivering Mobile Health Cafes into the remote communities of Somerset to isolated people aged 13-19 to help them develop positive and informed choices about their health in relation to alcohol and substance use.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070693)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,800

Amount raised

£570

Donations

7

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

Both National and local surveys stress that YP aged 11� 17 take risks with their health reference alcohol and substances; amongst this group, levels of alcohol use rises rapidly, over 1 million children drink alcohol weekly; 16% of year 10� reported being drunk at least once in the last four weeks. DCSF Tellus Somerset survey suggested that if YP were able to access support for problems and worries it could reduce their likelihood of developing substance and alcohol misuse problems.

Solution

It will deliver a programme of health focussed informal Mobile Cafes within the remote areas of Somerset; targeting those known to have alcohol and substance use among young people. We will offer information, advice and support around a wide range of emotional, physical and mental health issues. The Mobile Cafes will provide a variety of informal games and activities designed to develop the individual�own attitudes, understanding and skills around substance and alcohol use.