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YG’s Warm and Well Evenings

As winter arrives, providing warmth and comfort becomes crucial, especially for the young people across our county.

At our Tewkesbury Hub, we open our doors during the colder months to create a warm and welcoming space.

Our ‘Warm and Well’ evenings are held every Tuesday and Thursday from November 28th to February 8th from 4 to 6pm, offering comfort and security to young people during winter’s dark evenings.

These gatherings serve more than just physical warmth; they offer a safe space for connection, relaxation, and support and allow our youth workers to address the impact of winter and the isolation it can cause for our young people.

Young people can bond, converse, and make new friendships through games, movies, and food at ‘Warm and Well’ evenings. Our approach focuses on including all and ensuring everyone feels empowered and safe.

A quote from a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health stated that:

“Social interactions and the creation of warm, safe spaces during winter have significantly contributed to an individual’s mental health and well-being. Meaningful social connections and a sense of community not only provide emotional support but also serve as a buffer against stressors, thereby reducing the risk of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety during the colder months.”

The positive impact of social interactions on mental well-being offers emotional warmth during colder months, and that’s why we’re welcoming young people to take advantage of our Tewkesbury Hub. There’s no need to book beforehand; our youth workers will welcome you in from the cold.

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