New health centre opens doors to young in Porthcawl

A new health and wellbeing Centre has opened its doors at Griffin Park, Porthcawl, offering young people information, advice and guidance relating to sexual health, sexual exploitation, and substance use/misuse, and alcohol, risk taking behaviour smoking and nutrition.

Run by the local authority’s Youth Service, the centre is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and also provides a community-based counselling service for children and young people delivered by fully qualified counsellors.

It is also home to the Bridgend says End Bullying (BsEB) project.

The BsEB project offers support and raises awareness of bullying issues and the consequences to the recipients of such behaviour.

In addition, the centre also hosts a breakfast club every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, welcoming anyone aged 11-25.

The Deputy Mayor of Bridgend County Borough Council, Councillor Richard Young said: “The Bridgend Youth Service provides an excellent programme for children and young people, who otherwise may not know where to go or who to talk to about health and wellbeing matters.

“Raising awareness of such topics gives young people the knowledge and ability to make sensible decisions, if they choose.

“The move to Griffin Park provides an essential permanent base for the centre which children and young people can easily access for advice and guidance.”

For more information about the Health and Wellbeing Centre or for advice, call 01656 754 920 or email bseb@bridgend.gov.uk.

Article source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/new-health-centre-opens-doors-7906118