St Helens Council’s Youth Action Zone (YAZ) is now on Facebook!
Those who like the page can find out what’s going on in the borough and how they can get involved with the Youth Service – which provides local
activities and projects for 5 to 18 year-olds through weekly sessions and
enhanced services over the school holidays.
There’s also plenty of advice and information from the TAZ (Teen Advice
Zone) Outreach Team and the council’s Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Team.
Helpful links signpost visitors to advice and support on issues affecting
children and young people in the borough – such as internet safety,
challenging stereotypes, drug and alcohol misuse, and staying safe when out and about. In response to a suggestion by young people during a previous Democracy Debate the page also posts regular motivational quotes.
The new page gives children, young people, and parents the opportunity to
easily access information about what’s going on in the borough as well as
showcasing the fantastic contributions made by children and young people.
St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Young People, Councillor Andy Bowden said: “We want all children and young people – and
their parents and carers – to be kept up to date with all the great
activities and opportunities we’re providing throughout the borough.”
Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing Councillor Jeanie Bell
added: “We also want to ensure people get the information they need on
local services to support them with concerns such as drug, alcohol or
sexual health issues – and Facebook is a great media platform to do this.”
Follow YAZ on Facebook by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/
You can also visit their website at: http://yaz.sthelens.gov.uk/