Open House at No.40 – Youth Wellbeing Hub

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Open House at No.40 is a youth wellbeing hub with an after-school drop-in space for people aged 11-18 to game, craft, chat or just chill. There are also workshops where young people can meet others, build skills and think about steps to positive wellbeing.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Young people can connect with each other and build positive social networks;
  • Workshops provide opportunities for young people to do something creative with others, and learn new skills which can lead to a boost in confidence and resilience;
  • There will be chances for young people to shape the kinds of activities on offer, so that they can take autonomy over their activities and choices.

What to expect

Youth Drop-In
The youth drop-in is an open access space for people aged 11-18 to turn up and spend time. The sessions are run by trained youth workers, and drinks, cakes, snacks, games and consoles are provided. Young people can hang out with friends, make new friends or chat with the youth workers. There will be information available about local services that young people can access for help and support.

Youth drop-ins are currently running at 40 St Andrew’s Street on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons after school. No. 40 is located next to St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church. Young people can show up at any point, and sign in on one of the tablets available by the door. Sessions run during school term times and during half-term holidays. Sessions do not run during the Christmas, Easter or Summer holidays but there may be stand-alone events planned during these periods. Contact the team for more information.

The workshops are targeted sessions with a small group of young people exploring different issues and skills such as wellbeing, bike maintenance, cookery, jewellery making, barista training or exploring the Christian faith. The workshops which run will be chosen by the young people involved in the project. Each workshop will last for around 6 weeks and a limited number of young people will be able to sign up.

More information

The No. 40 Project is a partnership between Cambridge and District Youth for Christ and St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church. It aims to create a warm and welcoming space for young people in Cambridge and the surrounding area, where they feel valued and at home.

Young people of all faiths and none are welcome to attend the youth drop-in and workshops. Most activities will have a focus on wellbeing, without any religious content. There will be opportunities for young people to choose to explore Christianity through standalone workshops.

All staff and volunteers are DBS checked.

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Both the Youth Drop-Ins and the Workshops will be free to attend. Some free snacks and drinks will be provided.

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There will be additional food and drink available for purchase at reasonable prices.

How to contact

Where to go

40 Saint Andrew's Street
Cambridge CB2 3AR

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