Time For Positive Choices

This is an exciting new programme which is being run in partnership with National Charity, Youth at Risk.

Time For Positive Choices works with 14-16 year olds living in and around the Thetford area who are interested in identifying their talents and addressing challenges they may face.

The aim of this programme is to transform the mind sets, attitudes and experiences that block young people's paths to thriving, successful futures by:

  • Challenging and confronting the young peoples' perceptions and beliefs about themselves.
  • Raising aspirations and motivation, creating a 'can do' outlook and establishing personal responsibility, both for the present and future of their lives, enabling them to transition positively to living independently.
  • Delivering transferable skills including communication skills, team working and conflict resolution.
  • Giving access to positive activities, build resilience and partnership

Young people are referred by professionals already working with them across the area.  Once young people have attended a drop-in session and completed an expression of interest form, they will then go forwards to attend a three day personal development workshop (being held 4-6 August) During this workshop the young people will set themselves three personal goals that they are committed to working towards during the three month follow through phase.

At then end of the three day workshop each of the young people will have the opportunity to attend a 3 day residential at an activity centre from 26th - 28th August.  Whilst there they will be able to take part in other positive activities, they will also be able to access our 'Time For You' service.  The dedicated Time For You Support Worker will be delivering emotional wellbeing support through one to one sessions or, if preferred, in small group sessions.

A crucial part of this programme and it's success is the use of Life Coaches to the young people.  Anyone interested can attend a 2 and a half day training workshop from 17th-19th July, engaging with Youth at Risk's unique life coaching methodology.

Once Life Coaches have been through the training and are DBS cleared they will be matched with and coach 1 to 1 young people on the programme. Coaching sessions will run weekly for 45-60 minutes during the 3 month follow through and will by monthly one day follow ups workshops.

For further information on what becoming a Life Coach involves you can download our leaflet here. Alternatively you can email Bev Townsend: bev.townsend@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

Meet the Manager

  • Bev Townsend
    Service Manager



  • 07880242374
  • 23-27 St Andrews Street,
    NR2 4TP

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