Service Update - Coronavirus (COVID-19) 20th July 2020

At the Harrow Youth Stop, our priority is the safety and well-being of the young people in the borough and the staff that work so hard to support them. Taking into consideration the current government advice and the easing of lock down measures we are now able to offer face to face appointments were required or requested.

 

Harrow Youth Stop support will also continue to also be delivered online and over the phone however appointments to see a careers adviser at Harrow Youth Stop will be available from Tuesday 21st July 2020.

 

Our drop in service will not be taking place until further notice, but get in touch or request an appointment by contacting us via telephone, email or via our website https://harrowyouthstop.careers

 

We will continue to provide the best support we can to help young unemployed people in Harrow. If you are aged 16-19 (up to 25 with an EHCP) and not in employment, education or training then our team of Careers Advisers is available to you;

 

      Face to face support- appointment only

      On the phone: 020 8427 8617

      Via email: harrowys@prospects.co.uk

      Through our weekly live chat drop in, on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1.30pm- 5pm

For the latest updates please check our website and social media.

     

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For a list of helpline numbers please click here. Find out more about the online courses available during this period click here.

Staying safe

The UK Government has issued instructions on what to do to stay safe and stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

         Stay at home

         Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

         If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times

         Wash your hands as soon as you get home

         Do not meet others, even friends or family.

         You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms  

More Information


young harrow foundation

Young Harrow Foundation have lists of projects and support services which young people can access thoughout the year. They have set up a dedicated page listing the projects and services that young people in Harrow can access from home during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

Information can be found HERE.


Mental health and wellbeing support

 

The Free Mindfulness Project provide resources as a response to Covid-19.

http://www.freemindfulness.org/covid19

 

Bereavement Care have a team of trained volunteers to support adults and children in the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and the surrounding area who would like some help in coping with their bereavement. Bereavement Care is an established charity and services are given entirely free of charge and are completely confidential.

http://www.bereavementcareandsupport.co.uk/

 

Young Minds can provide support if you are struggling with news about the coronavirus and it is affecting your mental health, have a look at their blog for advice and support.

https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

The Free Mindfulness Project provide resources as a response to Covid-19.

http://www.freemindfulness.org/covid19

 

Kooth provide free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support. Chat to our friendly counsellors. Read articles written by young people. Join live moderated forums. 

http://www.kooth.com

 

Harrow Talking Therapies

https://talkingtherapies.cnwl.nhs.uk/harrow

 

 

 


Update from UCAS

UCAS have provided an update about how Universities will handle the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. They have set up a new section on their website with FAQs and more information.

 

https://www.ucas.com/coronavirus-updates-hub

 

Here is a summary of what the Government have said about the way GCSE and A level grades will be awarded. 


Education support & online training

With schools closed for most students across the UK, continuing education through home schooling can be difficult to plan and maintain. Many schools are holding virtual lessons for students and there are some good live sessions provided by members of the public and celebrities on YouTube and Instagram. Here are some other links that we have come across to help with home schooling.


Chatterpack - Home Learning Resources List for Schools and Families

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning


Advice on secondary school age home education during the Coronavirus ourtbreak.

https://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/home-schooling-advice-for-parents-coronavirus-covid-19/


REED.CO.UK - Many free online courses at various levels covering almost every employment sector!  https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/free

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