Netherholm Youth Health Project
Aiming to improve the physical and mental health of children and young people through play, sports and issue-based group work.
The project supports children and young people aged 5 – 18 in Netherholm in Castlemilk and in Calton in the east end of Glasgow.
Urban Fox, a highly experienced provider of youth services, deliver the project to 12 – 18 year olds on behalf of Thenue; 2 nights / week in Netherholm and 1 night / week in Calton.
This involves mountain-biking, football, other team sports, and the provision of advice and information on issues as diverse as healthy eating and smoking cessation.
Jeely Piece Club, one of the longest established play projects in Scotland, supports 5 – 12 year olds in Netherholm 1 night / week through a range of indoor and outdoor play.
The project is funded by Scottish Government (People and Communities Fund) until March 2016
60 children and young people / year are helped to
– increase their physical activity
– increase their confidence
– improve their diet
– reduce their anti-social behaviour
– reduce their alcohol and tobacco use
“The project addresses a real need, there is very limited service provision in Netherholm and no facilities at all for young people. Urban Fox and Jeely Piece make a real difference to local young people by giving them fantastic opportunities they would not otherwise get.”
– Berni Johnston, Chair of local residents group, Netherholm Area Association