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The Youth Development Team at NYY is funded by North Yorkshire County Council through the Enhanced Youth Provision contract.

There are two main aspects to the team’s work:

  • Support and advice for volunteer-led community youth clubs and projects

  • Recruitment and support of adult volunteers befriending 14-19yr olds in North Yorkshire as part of the Buddy Network

The Youth Development Team consists of a Youth Development Manager and a team of Youth Development Workers covering the whole county. Use the menu on the left to learn more about how we can help.

If you require any further information about NYY group membership please contact us.

Youth Blog

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 13:41
    Chat n Chill

    The success of our weekly chat n chill sessions on a Thursday continues! The sessions were set up following Time to Talk day on the 4th February, and have been every Thursday 6-7pm since. They focus on well-being and mindfulness.

    A need was identified for young people to have a consistent safe space online, whilst at home, to chat amongst their peers with the support of two members of staff to guide the session. This past year has taught us all the importance of ‘checking in’ regularly on our family and friends, and young people can’t be overseen too. We often forget to look after ourselves in the midst of everything going on. We charge our phone everyday, so we need to charge ourselves everyday too! Just having an hour a week to chat and check in how we are feeling, has been beneficial for the young people in the group, and to know they are not alone.

    We have recently focused on creating a self-soothe box, mental decluttering, miracle morning approach, law of attraction and the relationship between colours and emotions. All of which, can be applied outside of the group. The young people have really enjoyed the creative aspect to the group, and as result, two young people have led an activity on origami and how to make a fortune teller out of paper. We always welcome creative abilities! The chat n chill group is via Zoom, for 11-19 year olds. If you don’t feel confident to speak or show your face on camera, it is fine to type in the chat! Please email for more information about the sessions, and for the zoom link if you think it’s something you are interested in.