FinditOut and Youth Emotional Support (YES) are moving
From Monday 18th March the FinditOut and YES are moving from the New Park Centre to Chichester Library in Tower St, Chichester PO19 1QJ. The library in Chichester will be a fantastic new home for these important services for young people, located in the town centre and only a few minutes’ walk from bus stops and the train station.
The FinditOut Centre provides a range of information and advice to support 13-25 year olds. The FinditOut staff inChichester Library will have access to confidential space to assist young people (13- 25 year olds) with information and advice on college courses, substance misuse, sexual health, debt and money advice, employment, relationships and more. The opening times remain as 1.00 – 5.00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No appointment needed, just call in to see us, phone on 07716227928 or email us on ChichesterFIOCentre@westsussex.gov.uk .
The Youth Emotional Support (YES) service works with young people 11- 18 years old (referrals can only be accepted up until the young person’s 18th birthday). YES can support young people with a variety of mental/emotional health issues including low mood, feelings of anxiety, relationship issues and self-injury. Young people can find out more and make a self-referral by calling in to FinditOut. Young People can also be referred directly to YES by GPs, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service or the School Nurse Service. For enquiries about the YES service please use the YES duty email and telephone line firstname.lastname@example.org – 0330 222 6711.
The library already provides a great range of services for young people, with a large collection of books to support study and reading for pleasure. Library staff are on hand to help young people use computers, or for those with their own device there is free WiFi. The library also offers the national Reading Well ‘Shelf Help’ scheme, a special booklist drawn up by young people and clinicians, recommending some of the best books for a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, stress, bullying or exam pressure. All the books are available to borrow, or they can be reserved for free and delivered to a young person’s local library for collection.
Chichester Library is open 9am-7pm every weekday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays. Library staff will be able to signpost young people to relevant library services throughout opening hours, plus they will welcome young people attending and FinditOut or YES services during the week.
THE NEXT NORTH CHICHESTER CLC MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY 5TH MARCH 2019 AT 7PM AT NORTHCHAPEL VILLAGE HALL
County Local Committees (CLCs) is West Sussex County Council’s approach to involving local residents in decision making. They aim to bring county councillors closer to local people and you closer to your County Council. Residents are encouraged to attend their local CLC meetings to find out how they can contribute to making their community better. The agenda for this meeting will be published 5 clear working days before the meeting and will be available here.
Household Waste Recycling Sites change winter opening hours
From 1 October 2018, winter opening hours at all 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) in West Sussex will come into effect.
The opening hours for all sites will be 9am until 4pm and times will be in place until 31 March 2019.
There will be changes to the days some sites are open. Burgess Hill, Chichester, Worthing, and Crawley will open for six days a week during the winter months. Chichester will close on Tuesdays and Burgess Hill, Worthing, and Crawley will close on Thursdays.
Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The changes are based around the demand for services at different times of the year.
“Reducing opening hours during the quieter winter allows us to keep sites open for longer in the summer months when demand is at its highest.”
Further information on Household Waste Recycling Sites can be found at www.recycleforwestsussex.org