Online courses from CITYLIT

Posted on 26/01/2021 in Training , Opportunities , Virtual Support , Resources

Range of online courses on youth work, children and young people's mental health, mentoring a young person, working with vulnerable children, young people and families and more.

Online interactive classes with a qualified youth trainer and are free for those on unemployment benefits or earning below £20, 692.

Please visit the website for more information.

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FREE digital workshops, courses and talks for young people from Round House

Posted on 25/01/2021 in Resources , Opportunities

From podcasting to behind-the-scenes!

  • Learning resources for 11-17s

Upcoming workshops
-A roundtable event for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs aged 18-30 -Tuesday 26 January

-A digital workshop for those aged 18-25 -Thu 25 Mar (Introduction to facilitation)

-A digital workshop for those aged 18-25 -Thu 4 Mar (Behind the scenes)

-A roundtable event for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs aged 18-30-
Thu 18 Feb

and many more....

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Camden Music Service

Posted on 20/01/2021 in Training , Opportunities , Education , Resources

Saturday Music centres and group music sessions outside school times.

Camden Music Service run music activities for children and young people at weekends and in the school holidays, and join with professional arts organisations for special projects both in and out of school. Click Learn more to visit Camden Music webpage.

Click here for resources for staff and pupils and an archive of previous events

Link to Something Special Happens

Link to photographs of Royal Albert Hall Festival 2020

Link to performance of A New Created World

Link to video of how to tune your guitar

Link to video of looking after your instrument

Link to video of how to oil your trumpet valves

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Exercise with Ana

Posted on 18/01/2021 in Training , Opportunities , Community , Virtual Support

Pascal Theatre Company, supported by the Mayor of London/Groundwork, runs free online exercise classes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic London women aged 18 upwards. Classes are to improve mental and physical wellbeing. They have been designed to counter feelings of isolation during the pandemic.

Latin Dance:
Mondays at 10.00am

Gentle Movement/Chair Based Exercise:
Wednesdays at 10.30am

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Register with BBC Young Reporter

Posted on 18/01/2021 in Opportunities , Youth Sector News , Community

To register you need to a be teacher or member of staff at a secondary school, college, youth organisation or a home educator (parent or legal guardian) in the United Kingdom. The young people participating in your group(s) must be 11-18 years old.

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Posted on 18/01/2021 in Community , Opportunities , Virtual Support

Staying active and motivated when you are adjusting to a new routine is always a challenge. But there are plenty of ways to keep your body and mind healthy even when you can’t get to the gym, pool or court. On demand access to workouts are available for free on the Better UK app, available from the Apple or Google Play stores.

1. Select your preferred 'club' name

2. Tap Virtual fitness classes

3. Tap the SIGN UP button in the top right corner

4. Enter your first name, last name, email and create a password

5. Enter BETTERATHOME as the Club Access Code

6. View and accept the terms and conditions

7. Tap the SIGN UP button

If you have a personal computer, laptop or casting device for your TV, you can enjoy the virtual classes on a bigger screen.

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Live Cook-Along with Chef Tom

Posted on 14/01/2021 in Opportunities , Community


Copy and paste the live class link: Family Cook-a-long with Chef Tom - YouTube

Save the date! Join us on Wednesdays at 4pm for live streamed cooking class with Chef Tom – the Head Chef and Food Educator at the Hackney School of Food.

Each week, Tom will teach a simple but useful recipe that chefs of any age can make. The classes will last about 45 minutes - but these are recipes that you’ll use for life!

The class will be live-streamed on our youtube page.

Click on the Learn more button to read the shopping list.

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Help to find food in Camden

Posted on 11/01/2021 in Community

These are challenging times – but please know you are not alone. There is support available near you.

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Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online wellbeing and mental health support

Posted on 07/01/2021 in Community , Opportunities , Mental Health

It's now available in Camden for young people aged 11 to 18!

If you live in Camden, you can sign up now for confidential support through a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor.

You can also join regular online forums and discussion boards with other young people, read articles written by young people and contribute your own article or short story.

Kooth also has fun and easy-to-use tools to enable you to track your moods - what makes you feel relaxed, happy, stressed or upset - and set personal goals.

Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on week days and from 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed.

Outside counselling hours, young people can message the Kooth team and get support by the next day.

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Angel Shed offers Free Dance Project for girls aged 12-19

Posted on 05/01/2021 in Opportunities , Community

This exciting weekly dance project session for girls aged 12-19 are completely free to join. On this 5-week project, participants will experiment with different styles of choreography and performances, as well as getting to meet new people. The workshops will be on Monday evenings, 7.30-8.30pm, starting January 18th.

This project has been designed to support for those who are most impacted by Covid-19. As an inclusive performing arts company Angel Shed are open to all. No experience is necessary,1:1 support for those who require it.

There are only 15 places available and priority will be given for those who have been most at risk of isolation and loneliness during this time - this includes those with a long-standing physical or mental impairment or disability, people from ethnically diverse communities, and those on lower incomes.

The workshops will be on Monday evenings, 7.30-8.30pm, starting January 18th. Sessions will take place on Zoom while lockdown is in place, and then at City and Islington College (444 Camden Rd) if the rules are relaxed.

For more information please call David Mabbott on 07910 822 412.


Angel Shed membership application form

Find food support in your local community

Posted on 04/01/2021 in Community

Support is provided by network of local community organisations.

If you or someone you know is struggling to access food at the moment, please know there is support available.

You can use the Find Food tool to find your nearest community organisation providing food.

Click Here

Camden Council offers support for those who need self isolation

Posted on 04/01/2021 in Community , Help for Young people and Parents

If you or anyone you live with develops coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate and get tested

Self-isolating is so important because it will prevent you passing it onto others.

If you need any support to self-isolate, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)

Donmar Warehouse’s Pathways: Work Experience Programme

Posted on 24/12/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Employment

Through Donmar Warehouse’s Pathways: Work Experience, participants, aged 16-18, will have the opportunity to work closely with Donmar staff and industry professionals to learn about the broad range of careers beyond those that they see on stage. Deadline for applications is Monday 11 January 2021.

Running during February half term 2021, the programme will introduce young people to the different pathways into the industry and the breadth of roles available in departments including: producing, marketing, designing and fundraising.

About the week

They are looking for young people aged 16-18 to join us for a week of work experience in February half term. They are looking to people who have an interest in a career in the arts but may not think it’s for them or know how to access opportunities. Successful applicants will be taken behind-the-scenes to work closely with the Donmar team and other young people in a number of sessions to gain an insight into theatre-making beyond the rise and fall of the curtain. They will face real life tasks and scenarios to help them gain a better understanding of what each role entails. At the end of the week, they will leave with their own action plan for their next steps.

Sessions will take place in person at Donmar Dryden Street and online, following the government guidelines at the time.

How to apply

Young people can apply by answering three questions either in writing or by submitting a video. They will also need to complete this Google form. For those who need it, they offer a travel bursary for any in-person sessions.

Deadline for applications is Monday 11 January 2021.

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FREE 7-11 yr old and 12-15 yr old Entrepreneur Programme from Ultra Education

Posted on 23/12/2020 in Training , Resources

BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Ultra Education presents to you a FREE ONLINE Entrepreneurship programme.

You can choose to join on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings.

Time: 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

You will get the skills and confidence to start any business based on doing what you love!

It's ONLINE so you don't have to travel anywhere.

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FREE 16-18 yrs old and 19-21 yrs old Entrepreneur Program from ULTRA education

Posted on 23/12/2020 in Training , Resources , Opportunities , Employment , Virtual Support

BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Ultra Education presents to you a FREE ONLINE Entrepreneurship programme.

The programme is a rolling programme so you can join at any time. It's on a Tuesday or a Thursday from 5.30 pm -7.00 pm.

-Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- How to Develop Great Ideas
- Launching your Business Basics

It's fun, it's exciting and when you begin to make money from doing what you love - it is rewarding.

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Posted on 22/12/2020 in Training , Resources , Opportunities , Education , Virtual Support

Free and flexible distance learning courses offered by BCoT's Aspiral Learning team are a great way to build your C.V. and demonstrate your commitment to continued professional development.

Courses across a number of areas, including business courses, health and social care courses, as well as courses for educators(e.g teachers, trainers).

Subject to eligibility checks, these courses are government-funded and can be studied fully online or in part with a range of supplied resources. Study can be undertaken at your own pace, started at any time and an allocated individual tutor will support you throughout your learning journey.

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