Calling all young people aged 11+ in the Adur District and Worthing Borough. Sign up to The Youth Unity Project Zoom meeting on Monday 1st June at 6.30pm.

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Telephone: 01273 443563
Adur and Worthing Youth Council would like to meet with young leaders from groups across the district and borough. 

If you are a young volunteer, a young leader, a young person aged 11 to 18 who can represent your groups then we want to hear from you!

The Youth Unity Project (YUP) aims to bring together youth groups and youth organisations to share ideas on how to help the community we live in, help each other and help bring a positive atmosphere to young people.

We would like to invite you to an initial
Zoom meeting on Monday 1st June at 6:30pm where members of the youth council and young people aged 11+ representing different youth groups or organisations based in Adur District or Worthing Borough can introduce themselves and share ideas of how we can work together.

This event is facilitated by
Sussex Clubs for Young People. To register for this event please copy this link which will take you through to the Eventbrite registration page. Details of the Zoom call will be shared ahead of the meeting along with a media consent form for parents/guardians to complete.
01273 443563

National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs                                
Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Young farmers are being encouraged to take time to manage their mental wellbeing by using new resources launched by The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

The Take Time toolkit is sponsored by Tama and is being championed by NFYFC’s Youth Forum during a week-long campaign from 18-24 May, which coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week.

La Soul are back with our latest digital session on
Saturday 23 May 10:00-11.30.

This week we have the amazing Kerry from Wannado Street Dance teaching us the foundations in a variety of AUTHENTIC Street dance styles including Poppin’, Lockin’, Breakin’, HipHop, House and Waackin. Make sure you have your best Dad dancing game on!

We will have a range of age-appropriate activities and breakout spaces.You can expect quizzes, crafting, Lego, dress-up, games and as part of a monthly theme, everything from film-making, DJ workshops, circus skills, science lessons and a whole lot more. All with old and new friends from around the world. This event has kindly been sponsored by Clarion Futures.

Please check out our Facebook Group @DADLASOUL for updates on all of our upcoming digital sessions.

We have been working behind the scenes to keep in touch with the young people in Sussex, and have put together a schedule of weekly virtual youth groups.We will be connecting with young people throughout the coming weeks for fun, games, school work help and more.  

If you know any young people that would like to take part in our virtual youth groups, please email, and state which group they would like to take part in. We will send an online membership form for parents/guardians to complete, once we have received this, we will send a Zoom link to join in the fun.  The virtual youth group information will be on our website soon, so please keep visiting for updates.

To see more training and activities, visit our website by clicking here.

Today WSSCP have published the See Something Say Something Campaign in partnership with Brighton & Hove SCP. You can find the link to the information on this campaign on our website by clicking here.

Please share  with colleagues. I also attach 2 images which we are asking that you also share on the various social media sites you use to connect with local communities (Facebook, Twitter, etc). If you are tweeting please tag us in your tweet – we are @WestSussexLSCP

We are particularly looking to target those families who are living in communities deemed more vulnerable and would welcome your expertise in identifying the most effective way to do this by posting and promoting these key messages.

Stand with youth: Reimagine the financial future
We're delighted to announce the second in a series of events exploring what the future holds for young people as a result of this crisis. This event will be discussing the financial future for young people including employment opportunities, money and the economy. Register for you free place here.
Stand with youth: Reimagine health & well-being
We're delighted to announce the third of our series where we will be discussing health and well-being for young people including discussions on loneliness, support and isolation. This event will be held on Wednesday 27th May at 3pm and you can register for your free ticket here.
National Occupational Standards and English Youth Work Policy- New document published from NYA
Check out the new Youth Work in England document outlining how to apply the National Occupational Standards to youth work in England. 
First youth sector data standard launched
The Centre for Youth Impact has launched a national data standard for the youth sector which is being developed to help gather consistent data and generate shared insight across the youth sector as a whole.
COVID-19 impact of vulnerable children: key messages from the education committee hearing
The UK could face "losing a generation of young people" to poverty and poor mental health following the crisis, the committee has heard. Find out more here.
Youth Futures Foundation Grant Panel Member
An exciting opportunity to join on their Grant Making Committee together with some of their Board members and the CEO, with the opportunity to become Chair.  They are looking for two young people aged between 16-25 years old and the deadline to apply is 25th May, please share this opportunity with your networks.
Do good with digital: Create-a-thon
Do not miss this fantastic opportunity for a FREE online workshop on Saturday 30th May, 10am - 5pm, for girls aged 16-18 years old to explore a career in digital. Girls will be working alongside industry experts who will be working with them to mentor and support in creating their own digital project.
Lockdown: Public Speaking Webinar
Divergent Thinking is offering this Free webinar on public speaking on Saturday 30th May, 12:00 - 13:00. Learn to transform yourself and become a better communicator and speaker in interviews, engagements, events and public gatherings. 
YoungMinds online advice page has been specifically designed for young people struggling with self-isolation, COVID-19, and the impact it has on your mental health. If you or someone you know is struggling, find help on their website here.
Exposed is a lock-down limited series that has been created by Fully Focused, a youth-led production company, which has been commissioned to get the message across to help young people build resilience and cope with the challenges life throws at them. You can view the full series here. For an exclusive opportunity to join a Q&A with the cast and crew on Friday 22nd May at 8pm please register here.
The Mix provides essential support for under 25s, including mental health advice. There are many resources on their website with help if you are worried about your own mental health or someone else’s. Find out more online here. 

An exciting opportunity for anyone aged 18-30 to train to become a Pro-Boxer on a new TV Show “Fight School” 

The series will see disillusioned young adults aged 18 - 30, who want to change their lives, living and training together as they learn the mental and physical dedication it takes to become a Pro-Boxer.

Worker Bee are in development with an exciting television project for a major broadcaster. They are looking for strong-minded individuals - both MALE AND FEMALE - who will LIVE AND TRAIN together as they learn everything it takes to become a professional boxer.

Mentored by the best in their fields, and under the watchful eye of a Hollywood star, this is an opportunity like no other as they help make a positive change to your life both IN and OUT of the ring. Professionals will immerse you in an intense training regime, overhauling your diet, fitness, strength and mentality as you train in the sport of boxing. For more information click here.

We hope you, your family & friends are keeping well during these difficult times. Due to social distancing, we have developed our workshops to bring you 5 new, entertaining virtual activities.

All activities below will be:

  • Conducted on Zoom (100 people max)
  • 1 Hour long
  • Charged at £99 (per activity)

We offer a variety of exciting, unique activities to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

  1. Virtual Disco - A fun, interactive party in your living room with music tailored to your choice. 
  2. Virtual Open Mic Night - A chance to showcase your talents!
  3. Virtual Family Quiz - Test your knowledge and bring out your competitive side
  4. Virtual DJ Workshop - Learn how to DJ using an online platform
  5. Virtual Karaoke Party - Request your own songs and sing along with your favourite tunes. 45 minutes of Karaoke & a 15-minute party
  6. Tailor your Zoom Workshop - Let us know what you want and we will try our utmost to make it happen

If you want to re-connect with your members / young people, then this is an exciting opportunity for you to book our services using a platform called Zoom. Please contact Neel by email:

We understand the importance of safety and security with online activities, so here is a link to a helpful video about how to make your meetings secure. To contact Neel visit his website here.

Join us for two free sessions if you have staff supervision responsibilities and are wondering how best to approach your duties using telephone and online methods in an encouraging and supportive way. There will be space to reflect on what you have found works well but also to ask your difficult questions. 

Date: Tuesday 26 May and Tuesday 2 June, 10.00-11.30
Venue: online using Zoom
Find Out more by clicking here.
Book your place here.

Hastings Community Network Event
Hastings Voluntary Action are hosting an Open Mic event on Friday 29th May, 10am-12.30pm. Due to current circumstances this event will take place on Zoom.

This 'unthemed' event gives you an opportunity to share information about your organisations activities and learn about the range of services delivered in Hastings & St Leonards. We look forward to seeing you and hearing about the work your organisations are doing in these unprecedented times.

To register yourself a place at this event and for more information, please click here

Have Your Say on life under lockdown

Healthwatch East Sussex (HWES), the local independent health and care watchdog, has launched a COVID-19 Survey to ask residents of East Sussex about their experiences of health, care and wellbeing services during lockdown.

Findings from the survey will be published on our website and will identify public views on wellbeing and where services are working well or need improvement. Health and social care service providers will be informed of the survey results and we will publish what changes they will make in response to what you say.

The survey is open until the 31st May and all responses will be in confidence. Members of the public can complete the survey in the following ways:

  • Online:,
  • By phone: 0333 101 4007 (lines open Mon-Fri 10am-2pm)
  • By Post: Freepost RTTT-BYBX-KCEY, Healthwatch East Sussex, Greencoat House,          32 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UT

A paper version of our survey can be downloaded by clicking here.


We have joined forces with REBOOT to create a NEW and FREE weekly schedule of sports and activities for children and their families across Sussex. There are initially 10 sessions across the week from 6 local providers. Please can you share this document amongst your partners, family networks, young people and help us get as many people involved in accessing these activities?

We will look to add more local providers to the schedule and will send any updates. 

Click here to view.

Stay Safe, Stay Well
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