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Youth Unity in Jaywick

We provide a safe space where young people can come to play, relax, and release pent-up energy. This welcoming environment allows them to unwind and engage in recreational activities while being surrounded by supportive peers. Additionally, our dedicated team of trusted adults is always available to listen to their concerns, offer guidance, and provide the support they need. This combination of safe play areas and accessible, caring adults helps to foster a sense of security and community, encouraging young people to thrive both emotionally and socially.

We are dedicated to helping children and young people achieve the following outcomes:

  • Make positive choices that keep them safe
  • Raise self-esteem and confidence
  • Build resilience
  • Improve emotional and physical health and mental well-being
  • Build connections with trusted adults
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Ambition Project, work with Folkestone & Hythe Council to empower young people

The Ambition Project is designed to help young people develop a set of life skills to help them engage and showcase their best possible selves. It sets out to assist young people to lead more fulfilled lives and progress in education and their own personal development pathway. It will also assist to enhance the relationship with themselves and others.

Learning modules will include:

Developing confidence and self esteem

Don’t beat yourself up! Learning about self-handicapping behaviour

Consequential thinking – Your choice, Your future

Controlling your impulses – choice points, long term benefit v short term gains

Make it happen – raising your standards, dealing with failure, change requires action.

Youth Unity Clacton Detached Youth Work

Detached Youth Work on
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Youth Outreach work in the community.

Youth Unity outreach service functions as a secure haven catering to the needs of young individuals and is conveniently situated on Percy King Estate, Langham Drive, Clacton-on-Sea.

Every Tuesday 3pm to 6.30pm – FREE to attend all ages are welcome, both boys and girls.

Its central focus centres on involving young people all aimed at fostering a robust sense of community among the youth. We encourage sports, we found a game of football is always appreciated, but we cater for all, and tend to let the young people decide on the activity of the week.

In close partnership with Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Services.

Our primary objective is to establish a secure and welcoming space within the community, providing an opportunity for the community to unite and gain a deeper understanding of the youth and their requirements. Often, young people find themselves without guidance or suitable destinations, and Youth Unity is dedicated to offering prospects and directing them to other engaging activities.

Our goal is to provide valuable direction and advice by pointing towards various activities within the local vicinity. Additionally, we extend assistance and guidance on topics that hold significance for both young individuals and parents.

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Unity Hub Monthly Friday Night Sessions at Ninefields, Waltham Abbey

The Unity Hub is back at Ninefields from the 5th January and then each month thereafter.

The Unity Hub functions as a secure haven catering to the needs of young individuals and is conveniently situated on Ninefields Park.

Its central focus centres on involving young people in music, podcasting, and gaming, all aimed at fostering a robust sense of community among the youth. We also encourage sports, we found a game of football is always appreciated, there is also  table tennis and other activities such as arts or a game of chess.

In close partnership with Epping Forest District Council, Community Safety Team, the Unity Hub takes on the form of a mobile bus, extending an invitation for young individuals to step aboard.

Our primary objective is to establish a secure and welcoming space within the community, providing an opportunity for the community to unite and gain a deeper understanding of the youth and their requirements. Often, young people find themselves without guidance or suitable destinations, and UNITY HUB is dedicated to offering prospects and directing them to other engaging activities.

Our goal is to provide valuable direction and advice by pointing towards various activities within the local vicinity. Additionally, we extend assistance and guidance on topics that hold significance for both young individuals and parents.

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Friday Night Unity Hub, Limes Farm, Essex

Youth Unity Hub every Friday night on Limes Farm Estate in the Community Centre from 6pm to 8pm – 10+ boys and girls

Youth Unity are working in partnership with Epping Forest district council to deliver wellbeing sessions at the Limes Farm Community Centre, Limes Ave Chigwell IG7 5LP, every Friday night from 6pm to 8pm.  Starting 27th January.

The multi-sport activities are available to both boys and girls aged 11 to 18 with the aim of engaging more youngsters with sport, whilst also building on life skills helping to improve confidence, self-esteem and ambition.

The sessions will include a number of different activities, including boxing, fitness, table tennis, and will be run by fully qualified sports coaches who are also mentors.

The fun, engaging and challenging sessions can be very rewarding for the youngsters, a chance for them to come to a safe space and make new friends.

There are also opportunities to volunteer. 

Our Halloween Night - food funded by Jack Petchy

How Many Live on Limes Farm

99%

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Time spent in blue spaces benefits children in later life, says study

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Exposure to spaces such as beaches and rivers leads to greater value being placed in natural settings, study finds

Childhood days on the beach or messing around in rivers can have significant lasting benefits for our wellbeing in adulthood, according to a study.

It found that exposure to blue spaces – such as coasts, rivers and lakes – as a child made revisiting blue spaces in adulthood more likely, as these adults showed greater familiarity with and placed greater value in natural settings.

More than 15,000 participants in 18 different countries were surveyed for the study, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology by researchers at the University of Exeter.

“Learning to swim and appreciate the dangers in terms of rip currents, cold temperatures etc is of course primary,” says Mathew White, a senior scientist at the University of Vienna and co-author of the study, “but the message we are trying to get across is that to only teach children about the dangers of water settings may make them overly afraid of, and ill-equipped to benefit from, places that can also be hugely beneficial to their health and wellbeing as they grow up.

“The vast majority of blue space visits both for adults and children do not involve getting wet – so there are also many advantages from spending time near water, not just in it.”

There has been a growing body of research over the last decade about the specific beneficial effects of blue space on mental health.

review published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health in 2011 suggested visits to blue space could increase people’s physical activity levels and lower stress and anxiety, while boosting their mood and psychological wellbeing.

Another review published by the Environmental Agency in 2020, found that blue spaces were associated with improvement of mood and feelings of restoration to a greater degree than green spaces.

The study’s lead author, Valeria Vitale, a PhD candidate at Sapienza University of Rome, said via email: “We recognise that both green and blue spaces have a positive impact on people’s mental and physical health. Also, prior studies examining childhood nature exposure and adulthood outcomes have largely focused on green space, or natural spaces in general. However, as we highlighted in our paper blue spaces have unique sensory qualities (light reflections, wave motion, sounds, etc) and facilitate a distinct range of leisure activities (swimming, fishing, water sports).”

She added: “We believe our findings are particularly relevant to practitioners and policymakers because of the nationally representative nature of the samples. First, our findings reinforce the need to protect and invest in natural spaces in order to optimise the potential benefits to subjective wellbeing. Second, our research suggests that policies and initiatives encouraging greater contact with blue spaces during childhood may support better mental health in later life.”

Our recent project in Cornwall: Project Point of View

Working in partnership with Elemental UK

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Racing Media Academy

Start your career in racing media

The Racing Media Academy was devised after broadcaster and entrepreneur Josh Apiafi, identified a barrier to getting new diverse talent into the horse racing media.

Following an interview on Sky in January 2021, where Josh called for the sport to increase its equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), the media has a strong roll to play in this. He was able to bring together racing’s leading media organisations to look at the feasibility of creating British racing’s first ever, free to attend, Media Academy.

Josh, along with his team of associates, worked hard to build the concept and gather support, funding the project personally, before applying for a grant from the Racing Foundation to help launch the project. In October 2021 funding was granted to create a ‘pilot’ for The Racing Media Academy; to be held at The British Racing School in April 2020.

The Racing Media Academy is part of the Non-Yard Based Career Pathway into horse racing; for those people who love the idea of working in racing but can’t necessarily, or don’t want to ride horses. The Racing Media Academy gives its students the opportunity for work experience and training within racing’s top media houses. An intensive week’s training has been designed at The British Racing School, where students will get an insight into the world of horse racing and learn about the different areas of the media. This means that those who don’t know very much about horse racing but have a passion for the media or those passionate about racing with no media experience could still apply.

The ambition is to increase diversity across racing’s media by creating a pathway for talent that is reflective of today’s society. The pilot has gained the support of several organisations that work with young people from a variety of different backgrounds. This was a strategic plan to help spread the message about the academy and open the opportunity up to everyone, no matter what background, religion, race, culture, sexuality or disability. These supporting organisations can all be found on our supporter’s page.

The Racing Media Academy is accessible to anyone over the age of 18 and is entirely free with a paid placement. Applications for the 2022 course are now closed.  We will reopen applications for the 2023 course towards the end of 2022.  Search ‘Racing Media Academy’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok to get the latest updates.

Youth Unity spent the day at the British School of Racing, with the Media Training Academy and we was incredibly impressed at the opportunities available. 

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Harness Your Potential

With A Career In Horse Racing

Start a career in horse racing with program for young people from ages 16 to 22, check out their website for more information. Horse racing is all inclusive with pathways towards many opportunities, you would be surprised at how many different careers are in this wonderful world.

The British Racing School are keen to speak to young people, not sure what to say, then drop us a line and we will work with you to make the right introductions.

Remember, the opportunities are there you just need to follow them …

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Switch Sports

Another great addition to Youth Unity is a new concept combing FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, NETBALL & HANDBALL in one game … phew yep, it makes you feel tired thinking about it, but Youth Unity was blown away when we first saw this played out and knew we had to have it on board the festival.

Fresh, exciting and innovative fits right in with what our YOUTH need. Switch Sports will be hosting a serious of games and fun activities on the festival with view to bringing the concept on board in our local area!

Are you SWITCHED!!

https://www.switchsports.co.uk/