Posted: Sun 12th Jun 2016

Health And Welfare Team To Support Young People During Royal Welsh Show

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 12th, 2016

A group of organisations that provides health and welfare advice to young people will be at the Young People’s Village during next month’s Royal Welsh Show. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Powys Health and Welfare Team will have a presence at the village the whole week the show takes place. It with be the eighth year they have been involved at the village. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This year, the multi-agency team will include Powys County Council services such as the youth service and school nurse service. Dyfed Powys Police, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Xenzone online counselling service and CAIS, the Young Persons’ Substance Misuse Service, also make up the team. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

From Sunday 17 July, the team will be providing water, sunscreen and information about sexual health, drinking and keeping safe for the whole week the show takes place. Afternoon activities will also take place and a ‘chill out’ tent will be available in case young people want somewhere quiet. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Dyfed Powys Police will carry drink-driving sessions and breath tests so that anyone about to drive can make sure they are legal to do so. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Graham Brown, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Youth Services, said: “Last year, the team had contact with over 3,000 young people and we are anticipating similar numbers again when the team is back at the Young People’s Village. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This is a great example of agencies working together to support the health and welfare needs of young people at the village. We hope that those who visit the village this year enjoy their time but if they have any concerns then the team will be on-hand to offer support and advice.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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