4th September 2020
COVID-19 : A quick guide for Young People
In view of the current situation the 42nd Street team continues to reflect on how to respond in order to keep young people’s needs at the centre of all we do, whilst balancing our responsibilities to adhere to government and Greater Manchester advice and keep people safe and well.
We are keen to return to a safe level of face to face work in our central Manchester base and community settings whilst maintaining elements of the remote support that we have been offering throughout lock down.
We are acutely aware of the needs of young people that have been waiting for support and services over recent months and of the emerging and increasing needs of young people- particularly as they return to school and college. Therefore, through conversations with partners,our staff and young people we have decided to implement a phased response over the coming months across Tameside and Glossop, Trafford, Manchester and Salford
Young people will continue to be able to register for online services in our key areas of delivery- Manchester, Trafford, Salford and Tameside and Glossop; this service has been in place throughout the lockdown period and receiving high volumes of request for support; young people will receive a response within 72 hours of registration, but there may be up to a 4 week wait for one to one support can start
GROUP WORK AND CREATIVE PROGRAMME
42nd Street has continued to offer online group work throughout the lockdown period and is currently completing an extensive Summer Programme and you can find out more by looking on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). We are keen to continue to support groups remotely and re-introduce some face to face work in small, safe groups in September/October. This will include our Women’s Group, LGBTQ+ group, Film42 and Jet42 (work with young black men), TC42, Triangles (work with Care leavers) and our Social Action and Youth Voice programme. Our Creative Programme has also continued to support young people and is currently developing and delivering photography, theatre, dance, music and creative drop-in sessions. If you want to find out any more about how to access our group work and creative programme please go to www.42ndstreet.org.uk.
PROFESSIONAL REFERRALS TO OUR CORE SERVICE
Professional referrals will be re-opened in Trafford on Monday 7th September. You can find our revised referral form here and can post this to our central address 87-91 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M45AJ, where a core team will respond. We will not be opening our telephone lines at this point, but if you need any additional support with a referral or concern about a young person please email theteam@42ndStreet.org.uk and someone will respond to your enquiry within 72 hours. Currently, referrals from Trafford can expect an initial telephone assessment within 2 weeks and ongoing support within a further 4 weeks. (this may change if there is a large surge in demand).
42nd Street Mental Health Practitioners will also be operating in some schools across Trafford; where this in place referrals will be made directly by the appropriate staff in that setting to the practitioners.
TAMESIDE AND GLOSSOP
Professional referrals will also continue in Tameside and Glossop from Monday 7th September. You can find our revised referral form here and can post this to our central address 87-91 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 5AJ, where a central team will respond. We will not be opening our telephone lines at this point, but if you need any additional support with a referral or concern about a young person please email theteam@42ndStreet.org.uk and someone will respond to your enquiry within 72 hours. Currently, referrals from Tameside and Glossop can expect an initial telephone assessment within 2 weeks and ongoing support within a further 4 weeks. (this may change if there is a large surge in demand).
MANCHESTER and SALFORD
PROFESSIONAL REFERRALS TO OUR CORE SERVICE
We currently have a large number of young people waiting for one to one support in Manchester and Salford- this was the case before we went into lockdown, but has been exacerbated by the impact of the pandemic. Therefore, we anticipate that we will be re-opening professional referrals to our core service in these areas in October 2020; this is to enable 42nd Street to stabilise the waiting times that we are experiencing and prioritise support for those young people that have been waiting for some time.
CONTINUING SERVICES IN MANCHESTER AND SALFORD
42nd Street works in partnership with Self Help Services and other key VCSEs organisations across Manchester with young people aged 18-25 years. This service will remain available and referrals can be made through Self Help Services.
42nd Street’s education based mental health practitionerswill continue to offer remote and face to face support in schools and colleges as part of local Mental Health Support Teams as they re-open in September/October. Referrals will be made directly by the appropriate staff in the setting to the local Mental Health Support Team practitioners.
INTEGRATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE SERVICE
42nd Street’s Integrated Community Response Service and SafeZones Team have been supporting young people and their families in high levels of distress and crisis throughout lock down and will continue to do so from September. Requests for support are made viaEarly Help Hubs and Crisis Care Teams to arrange short term, de-escalation and stabilising support.
what we do
Supporting young people with your emotional wellbeing and mental health since 1980.
If you’re aged 12 to 25 and you’re struggling, we can help.
If you know a young person, a friend, student or family member, with emotional or mental health needs, we are here for you.
We are 42nd Street, a charity based in Greater Manchester. We offer a range of individual therapeutic support, learning opportunities, groups and creative activities for young people, encouraging you to find your voice, develop new skills, have fun and demonstrate that you can manage your mental health and wellbeing to achieve your full potential.
We deliver services at our Manchester city centre base, in community venues, arts and cultural centres, and in schools and colleges across Greater Manchester to make sure our services are accessible.
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