What is a Health and Wellbeing youth worker?
Enfield Council’s Youth Development Service and Public Health in partnership, have developed a programme to support the delivery of social prescribing in Enfield. As the Health and Well-being Youth Worker, I will be a link person in supporting, directing and offering tailored programmes to engage young people in positive activities.
My role as a Health and Wellbeing youth worker is:
- To be a friendly source of information.
- To help you to identify the wider issues that may be affecting your health and wellbeing.
- To introduce you to community groups, positive activities and the wider offer available for young people in Enfield.
- To support you to be happy.
- To provide you with one to one support that is tailored to your needs and interests.
- To help you to set achievable goals.
A personal plan will be created in consultation with you and your family, accessing community provisions, activities and support to address social, emotional and mental health concerns. You will be informed of what positive activities are on offer such as Youth Alive, the youth offer on the Main Page, and any other providers and uniformed services in Enfield. All this whilst working with you through your personal plan.
For more information on Social prescribing, please click on the link HERE.
Who can use this service?
Any young person aged 10-19 who lives in Enfield.
Referrals can be made via your GP or a Professional, self-referrals also accepted.
Please note, young people under 13 years old will require parental consent, 13-15 year olds need to discuss with their parents and 16-19 year olds can make direct contact without consent.
For professionals, please CLICK HERE to refer a young person.
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