Partnership Grants

OnSide Youth Zones:

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap continues to gain momentum as COVID restrictions eased and more young people were able to be welcomed back to physical delivery at the 13 Youth Zones.

The opening of schools and return to normalcy has greatly benefited the programme. In the last year, 137 young people were referred to external agencies for mental health support from 386 who received 1-2-1 support and PDPs. The programme has engaged with 5,760 young people overall and as part of the sustainable development to embed learnings and support within each participating Youth Zone, 52 staff have also received mental health training.