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Young people dealing with drugs: How can they fight back?

Young people dealing with drugs: How can they fight back?

Many young people start dealing with drugs at a very young age for many different reasons. Environment, friends, curiosity or even self-medicating, are some of the reasons why teenagers start consuming these harmful substances. Experiencing difficult situations such as living in unstable families or being at risk of becoming homeless might also be a possibility to consume these substances. Many of them know about drugs,

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‘Becoming homeless can happen to everyone at anytime’

‘Becoming homeless can happen to everyone at anytime’

In a series of interviews with inspirational women in the North East, a young woman and mother, Rachel (fake name), tells us her experience of becoming homeless and the false stereotypes behind homelessness. How Rachel ended up being homeless could be the perfect story of the mystery shows she enjoys watching. Rachel, 24, is one of the many examples of how unfortunate situations can make

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“My dream is to decorate and build homes for those who need them”

“My dream is to decorate and build homes for those who need them”

  In aid of International Women’s Day, we are releasing a series of interviews with inspirational young women in the North East. Zinnia, young apprentice and decorator, reveals her motivations for helping young women who are at risk of becoming homeless.

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3 women’s stories to tackle period poverty

3 women's stories to tackle period poverty

It’s difficult to for those of us in privileged positions to imagine a life on the streets. It’s even more difficult to envision the absence of basic sanitary products in such a situation – the harsh reality for many homeless women across the globe. With limited or no access to basic sanitary products, some women have no choice but to go without the comfort of

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Top tips for parents and young people to fight youth isolation

Top tips for parents and young people to fight youth isolation

Speaking about own isolation is probably one of the most difficult tasks for everyone, but especially for young people and their parents. In fact, many young people refuse the idea of chatting directly with them. Instead, they prefer to talk with friends about this. Some parents might know the problem and ignore it. However, many of them don’t speak about isolation because they simply don’t

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Young people unveil new safe space design to combat isolation

Young people unveil new safe space design to combat isolation

Building a safe space is a great idea to help young people who feel lonely. But, how does a safe space look like? After a short break, young people and architects from SBA AKA met again in our weekly youth hub in Newcastle. For two hours they worked together to create the design and structure of this safe space. ‘About the Space’ is a pioneering

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How damaging is social media for young people?

How damaging is social media for young people?

Social media is a great place to be connected and have fun. However, its misuse could have very damaging effects on young people. On social media, one of the main issues is sharing personal and sensitive information. Many users, including young people, don’t consider the information they are sharing online. Most of us don’t know how this information is going to be used for. Another

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#Oursafespace: young people’s journey to tackle youth loneliness

#Oursafespace: young people's journey to tackle youth loneliness

What is the best way to build a safe space for those who feel lonely? Simple, bring together young people and architects. Their imagination will do the rest. Is that all? Some pens and paper will also help, and don’t forget pizza! For the second time, young people across the region and architects from SBA AKA have met in our youth hubs to design ‘their

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Top 5 ways to beat loneliness

Top 5 ways to beat loneliness

Loneliness is nothing new. Adults and young people feel alone constantly. Although we are with friends, family, and classmates, we still feel lonely. Many people go on the internet to connect with others and to not feel alone. Others have thousands or even millions of followers on social media. They show and share their successful daily life. However, many of them still feel lonely. Not

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YHNE launches a new pioneering project against youth loneliness

Youth Homeless North East (YHNE) has launched ‘About the Space‘. A new pioneering project to tackle youth loneliness in the North East. The program is in partnership with the Co-Foundation. It will be running during the next three months. ‘About the Space’ will give young people collaborative spaces to work together and build new relationships. Their work will be essential to help others who suffer

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