Link up with charity to help youths

Some of the students who have taken part in Leading Link activities.
Some of the students who have taken part in Leading Link activities.

Figures show that Northumberland has had an alarming increase in the number of young people with emotional health issues.

Bedlington-based charity Leading Link has partnered up with Northumberland County Council’s adolescent team to give support as a preventative measure.

It aims to capture and engage with the young people in an attempt to prevent their issues from escalating into more serious problems.

To help Leading Link manage the project, adult volunteer mentors from all over the county are being recruited.

Leading Link is also keen to get local businesses involved too. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well as staff-development sessions where firms donate staff members for a few hours a month to help the youngsters.

For more details or to apply to become a volunteer, call Lyn Horton on 01670 820088.