In response to the current situation the 42nd Street team have reflected on how to respond in order to keep young people’s needs at the centre of all we do as a key service in Greater Manchester, whilst balancing our responsibilities to adhere to government advice and keep people safe and well.
As we are not able to accept and process new referrals to our core service as we used to and have suspended our face to face work in our 42nd Street venues, community venues and education settings, we have developed refined ways of working so that we can continue to support young people using our service as best we can.
Support will continue in the following ways (last updated 6th May 2020). PLEASE NOTE SERVICES MAY CHANGE AS THE SITUATION PROGRESSES/CHANGES, WE WILL BE CONSTANTLY REVIEWING OUR POSITION IN LIGHT OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND GOVERNMENT ADVICE
Any referrals that were received by 42nd Street’s core service before March 23rd 2020 will be treated as usual, after this date no further referral will be processed until further notice.
Young people can access our online support and a weekly informal drop in by logging in at onlinesupport.42ndstreet.org.uk. This service offers young people access to one-to-one support with 42nd Street’s Mental Health Practitioners either in real time or for weekly appointments. Any young person who has a GP in Manchester, Salford, Trafford or Tameside & Glossop can register for online support.
Young People that are already receiving one to one support in the community (Inc IAPT)
If young people are already receiving one- to- one support from 42nd Street’s central service we are contacting them to discuss and offer the following options:
Young people from education settings
42nd Street’s offer within schools and colleges, whilst they are closed or reduced, will be suspended until they re-open. However, schools based workers will continue to remotely support young people referred from the schools that are working within, this includes vulnerable young people and will continue support over the holiday periods. All support will be discussed and agreed with the young person, family and education setting.
Young people in high levels of distress
42nd Street has a team of workers as part of the Integrated Community Response Service and SafeZones Team, where we work in partnership with health and social care colleagues via Early Help Hubs and Crisis Care Teams across Greater Manchester. Where young people present with high levels of distress colleagues from the Early Help Hubs and Crisis Care Teams will be able to contact these workers to arrange short term, de-escalation and stabilising support.
Most of our groups have moved online. If you are part of a group please contact your worker.
Our Creative Programme – The Horsfall
All public facing exhibitions, performances, training and events have been postponed until further notice, but we have launched our #HorsfallCreateAndConnect project on our Instagram and other social media channels if you want to reconnect and do something positive and creative. We also have a portraits competition for people under 25.
Safeguarding and Risk Management
42nd Street is implementing a revised infrastructure and safeguarding escalation team and process to ensure support and safety for all staff and young people.- this plan, alongside our whole redesign, has built in mitigation plans for when/if staff become sick/unable to work
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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We Tell you & Film42 project
Find out about our Comic Relief funded We Tell you project, looking at young Black Mens mental health and the follow up project Film42.
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