Lifeskills course helps young people make healthy choices

Members of Whitehead Youth Centre are presented with their LifeSkills programme certificates byBelfast's Deputy Lord Mayor Guy Spence, included is youth leader Sandra Lawler. INCT 27-702-CON
Members of Whitehead Youth Centre are presented with their LifeSkills programme certificates byBelfast's Deputy Lord Mayor Guy Spence, included is youth leader Sandra Lawler. INCT 27-702-CON

Members of Whitehead Youth Centre have successfully completed a programme which supports children to make healthy choices.

The Barnardo’s LifeSkills participants were presented with their level 2 certificates at a recognition event at Belfast City Hall.

Liz McClure, Barnardo’s NI assistant director, said: “We know the pressures children and young people can face and we also know that by having the confidence to make healthy choices for themselves they give themselves a better chance at reaching their potential.

“It is important that children have these skills before they face the pressures, which is why we are delivering the LifeSkills programme in primary schools and youth groups.”

For further information about LifeSkills or to have a programme run in a youth or community group near you contact: Geoff.phillips@barnardos.org.uk or T: 028 9079 0133.