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Young People’s Healthy Hub launches online

Stevenage Borough Council has launched its Young People’s Healthy Hub online, offering tailored health and wellbeing advice and support to local children and teenagers.

The hub was due to open in June, but given the ongoing situation around Covid-19 will start as an online service.

The online Young People’s Healthy Hub will focus on providing specific advice to young people, aged between 11-16 years, during this difficult time, including:

  • Live healthy eating and cooking programmes with Wise About Foods CIC, Stevenage Borough Football Foundation’s Community Kitchen and award-winning BBC MasterChef quarter finalist (2016) and nutritionist Nomalanga Nyamayaro (Noma Creates)
  • A mixture of face to face and online counselling and mentoring with therapists from Mind in Mid Herts
  • leadership and volunteering opportunities
  • active lifestyles programme of assault courses, bootcamps and circuit training sessions with FitKidz

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People, Leisure and Culture, said: “Due to the challenging situation we all find ourselves in, we have had to adapt the plans for our Young People’s Healthy Hub, making it an online service for now and tailoring services around advice and support on recovering from the pandemic and looking ahead to the future.

“We want our young residents to know we are here for them at this time, and the hub will offer advice on a range of different topics, including mental health, exercise and healthy eating. The team will also be able to direct anyone towards any additional advice and support they may need, so please do get in touch.”

Youth Mayor Alissa Crew said: “The hub is a great place for young people to access any advice they may need on a range of different topics. I would encourage anyone aged between 11-16 years in Stevenage to take a look.”

For more information, visit our Young People’s Healthy Hub pages.

For press enquiries, contact Corporate Communications on 01438 242 168.

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