Merseyside Youth Association
Creating positive and lasting change in the lives of Merseyside's young people
Experienced and qualified Youth Workers who ensure we have the knowledge to facilitate young people’s learning in relation to relevant health issues.
We primarily use interactive group work to facilitate young people’s exploration of the relevant health topic whilst developing their communication skills and building self confidence through positive feedback. This can include one-to-one support on a specific health issue which the individual young person wishes to address. We also offer training to other professionals to support their health promotion work with young people.
We have developed a health “curriculum” framework which ensures a holistic and consistent approach across four main topic areas:
Young people aged 11 to 19 (or up to 25 with additional needs) who are referred to us through youth projects, schools or other agencies who work with young people.
At times and in places suitable to the young people’s needs .
Programmes can be offered during evenings, weekends or during the day time at a local community venue or at our base in Hanover Street.
We either come to a venue within their local community arranged by the “referrer” or there is an arrangement for the group or individual to come to our base in Hanover Street.
“Enjoyed all the sessions ” – Female Sixth Former, Aigburth High
“Embarrassed at first but learned a lot and had a laugh” – Male Sixth Former Aigburth High
I learnt lots about the law and sexting’ – Trainee Peer Educator – Male 16
I learnt about how quick a message can get round (through string mosaic game) – Trainee Peer Educator in Sexual Health & Relationships – Female 15
“I would like to thank Healthline for all the hard work and consistency at Aigburth High School. They have amazing gifts at getting alongside various pupils. As a mentor I appreciate their expertise and advise – nothing is too much trouble; if they can help they will”. – Learning Mentor at Aigburth High School
Our core funding is NHS, currently commissioned by Liverpool CCG (Clinical Commissioning Groups) for delivery across the City. We also receive funding for specific pieces of work e.g. Sefton NHS for training and supporting young people as Smoking Prevention Advocates.