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SW!TCH
Kiera Joyce

Supporting young people with complex needs

We spoke with Kiera, one of our SW!TCH Youth Development Workers, about the ongoing support she’s been delivering to Rose, a young person dealing with multiple and complex needs who had been admitted to a local mental health unit.

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LifeLine Comms Team

SW!TCH Minds: Helping young people become Agents for Change

Part of our wider SW!TCH initiative, SW!TCH Minds works to improve the mental health of young people through a carefully-designed programme built around weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions supported by a range of extra-curricular positive activities and opportunities to engage with the local community.

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LifeLine Comms Team

Introducing Carl Palmer, Community Development Worker

Carl was born and brought up in Leicester a city in England’s East Midlands region. He started his work career as an operative in NHS hospital operating theatres. He did this for 6 years and then got involved with the church. He moved to London to lead a church in Canning Town before moving onto Elm Park Baptist Church in Hornchurch. Carl was also an online ESOL tutor, teaching people of all ages around the world. Carl was made aware of LifeLine Projects about a year ago when he began teaching at LifeLine Church and got to know some of the LifeLine staff members.

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LifeLine Comms Team

Positivity Breeds Possibility 2021

As part of our 21 in 21 celebration to mark the 21st birthday of LifeLine Projects, we’ll be hosting a selection of different events throughout the year. We kicked this off on 5th March with Positivity Breeds Possibility 2021 #PBP2021,

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Anthony Stewart

Changing course with SW!TCH

Names have been changed to protect those involved. Samuel first came to us by a referral from a Local Authority Community Safety Team. He had been involved in numerous incidents in the borough and had built quite a reputation for

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Anthony Stewart

Supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace

Why should employers care about mental health? The World Health Organisation defines mental health as “A state of wellbeing in which every individual realises their potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and make a 

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Youth worker and boy Academy Way
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Nick Brewer

From hostility to hope. A snapshot in time

We were two youth workers who were sent into a small estate in East London for four sessions a week, over the course of a year. At one stage, the police refused to patrol the streets—and we were supposed to

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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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LifeLine Comms Team

Our tips for outreach and detached work

Daniel Chery, one of the managers of our SW!TCH team, has pulled together his top tips for outreach and detached working. Always work in pairs Ensure you have a current and updated risk assessment Dynamically assess a situation before approaching

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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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