Sessions to help teenagers

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A NEW drop-in service has been launched to help keep teenagers safe.

The sessions will run from Peterlee One Point Children’s Centre and will offer support and advice alongside activities.

Drug and alcohol advice, quitting smoking support and chlamydia screening will be just some of the subjects tackled on a one-to-one basis.

Alison Pattison, area youth worker for One Point, said: “We are excited to be able to offer this additional service to support young people in Peterlee and the surrounding area and we are delighted to be able to offer support with so many issues.

“It’s a safe and welcoming environment where young people can have a chat in a non-judgemental, friendly setting.”

The weekly session will take place at the One Pont Hub on Fridays between 3pm and 5pm.

There is no need to make an appointment, with 13 to 19-year-olds welcome to turn up to the town’s leisure centre on St Cuthbert’s Way and ask for a One Point visitor card.

They can also call the team on 03000 26 11 16.