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Wellbeing Wednesday sessions for 16-25s start up

Date: 20 November 2023

Graphic - Wellbeing Wednesdays for young people aged 16 to 25, at the Pickaquoy Centre every Wednesday from now until 20 December 2023. Brought to you by the Council's Youth Services team.

Free Wellbeing Wednesdays for 16-25s at the Pickaquoy Centre

Update - now running in February 2024 too!

Winter weather getting your young person down?

Free Wellness Wednesday sessions will start up in Kirkwall this week for young people aged 16 – 25 to help them shake off the winter blues.

Taking place each Wednesday at the Pickaquoy Centre between now and 20 December, and thanks to Mental Health Wellbeing Funding from the Scottish Government, the sessions give young people the chance to take some time out, kick back and relax, or get some valuable physical exercise - all with a listening ear nearby.

Working in partnership with the Pickaquoy Centre, the Council’s Community Learning, Development and Employability team is offering free entry to the swimming pool and health suite ‘chillout’ sessions, use of the squash courts, and chats over a snack or a board game with youth workers in the café.

Youth Services team manager, Cheryl Rafferty, said: “During the dark nights it’s good to look after yourselves and take time out from routine to enjoy something new and some company.

“Sessions will run from 7- 8:30pm and are free for 16-25s - just come along and register with the Youth Workers who’ll be in the café ready to welcome you. All you need to do is show a Young Scot card. If you don’t have one, come along with other ID and we can help you sort it out. Benefits of a Young Scot card includes free bus travel and discounts including at some supermarkets - which is a huge bonus during the cost of living crisis families and young people are experiencing.”

  • Summary:

    Free Wellbeing Wednesday sessions will start up in Kirkwall this week for young people aged 16 – 25 to help them shake off the winter blues.

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    • Learning and Dev. (CLD)
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