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Author: Nathan Singleton

Nathan Singleton

My hero and mentor

Richard was the definition of a natural leader, someone that people easily follow. He was inspiring for his actions, his bravery, his sacrifice, and his interest in other people. I knew Richard not only cared for me, but also that he had a vision for me. He believed in me from an early age, but he was very subtle in encouraging me to help other people help themselves. He was especially useful in the youth work in which I was involved. He gave his life to young people and he inspired me to greatness. He demonstrated behaviours that I still consciously seek to replicate today.

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Nathan Singleton

Listening to the voices of Generation Zoom

On 19 January 2022, we hosted the online event, What is the Future for Generation Zoom? Finding your herd, where we looked at the long-term effects of multiple lockdowns and two years of social distancing on the mental health of young people. During the event, LifeLine Projects CEO Nathan got to speak with two young people from our SW!TCH programme, about their experiences and the support they received thanks to mentoring.

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Nathan Singleton

Have we forgotten how to play?

Just recently, I was speaking with a close friend of mine on what it was like to finally be able to interact with each other face-to-face again. The conversation turned to how our children were coping, and he began to tell me of a recent event – his son had his friends come over to the house to play together, and yet… they didn’t.

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Nathan Singleton

What we’ve learnt from lockdown

Lifeline’s youth work team—collectively known as SW!TCH—works with young people who are at risk of being excluded from mainstream schooling, of having poor mental health, or of being involved in Serious Youth Violence. Traditionally, this takes place both in schools

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Nathan Singleton

Youth work: averting an oncoming crisis

As we pass our 90th day in lockdown and the government has started to ease restrictions, our youth team – still out and about supporting young people – have started to observe a growing number of young people back out

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Fighting loneliness in lockdown

We approach the end of our second month in lockdown, and maybe the end is now in sight. However, the road back to our old way of working is still a long one, and many restrictions will still have to

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Community: the antidote to COVID-19 isolation

Dear friends and partners across the statutory, voluntary, community and faith sectors, As the coronavirus crisis and lockdown continues, and our daily patterns of work have settled into a new norm, there are many positive things to take from what

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