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Positive Steps

The Positive Steps Working Group is a group of local young people dedicated to promoting positive mental health in young people. 

We have the 'Future in Mind' 

Services and support for children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing are changing.

To help with the change, the North Lincolnshire Children and Young People's Emotional Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan has been developed.   

A full version of the plan can be accessed on the CCG website 

Through the North Lincolnshire Youth Council, young people have developed a simpler version of the North Lincolnshire Children and Young People's Emotional Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan [PDF, 492Kb].  This version is for:

  • children
  • young people
  • parents 
  • carers

It will help make sense of:

  • why things need to change
  • what's happened already
  • what's going to happen
  • when it's going to happen 

If you're a young person who would like to 'have your say' about this plan, you can get involved in the Positive Steps Working Group below.  

Positive Steps Working Group

The Positive Steps Working Group is a group of local young people, supported by agency representatives, who are dedicated to promoting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health in young people.   

Young people's views relating to their emotional wellbeing and mental health have been highlighted in a range of engagement methods. These include Make Your Mark, Lifestyle Surveys and young people's groups, including the North Lincolnshire Youth Council.   

The Positive Steps Working Group has taken a lead in raising awareness and developing positive messages to encourage and support young people to take positive steps to improve their own emotional health and wellbeing. The group also works directly with partners to help shape and influence local information, services and support.   

The Positive steps towards emotional wellbeing leaflet [PDF, 6Mb] was developed for young people by young people. It has been widely distributed to schools, colleges and other settings to give young people some suggestions about the steps they can take to improve their emotional wellbeing as follows: 

  1. Accept who you are

  2. Talk about it

  3. Do something you enjoy

  4. Sleep well, eat well

  5. Spend quality time with others 

The Positive Steps Working Group meets regularly to talk about issues and work on new ways to raise awareness and promote positive messages.  If you're a young person who'd like to get involved, or if you have any comments, feedback or suggestions please contact young.voice@northlincs.gov.uk.  

Positive Steps Activity Day 2016

On 3 September 2016 we hosted the Positive Steps Activity Day in Scunthorpe town centre. Though the weather proved a challenge, the day was a great success.

Over 400 people ‘experienced the feel good factor’ by taking part in activities such as:

  • drumming workshops
  • yoga sessions
  • healthy food demos
  • a pottery pop-in session
  • bicycle blenders
  • craft activities
  • petting animals
  • a skate park
  • live music
  • a Spider Mountain vertical slide!

The event took place in Church Square, Library Square, The Podium at Scunthorpe Market and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. There were over 20 different stalls and exhibits each focusing on young people’s emotional wellbeing.

  Feedback from young people at the event included:

  • "There’s lots of stuff to take away and think about"
  • "I didn’t realise there was so much help out there"
  • "The leaflets look good - this will give me some ideas when I’m feeling a bit low"
  • "It’s great to see familiar faces - life is tough at the mo….it’s good to catch up and remember that people are still there to help"

The day included a consultation on emotional health and wellbeing. This resulted in a website and app called Life Central.

The event was videoed and a film produced as part of a number of resources to be used in schools and colleges. The Positive Steps 2016 video will be used to base a conversation around young people’s emotional wellbeing. The password for the video is "positivesteps".
One lucky young person won themselves a Kindle Fire - having pre-registered along with 80 others to attend via Eventbrite.

If you would like to know more about the Positive Steps project please email young.voice@northlincs.gov.uk 

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01724 298434


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01724 296384

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Ashby Road
DN16 1AB

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Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 02/05/2018