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Training and Education2019-11-03T12:54:56+00:00

Many of the young men we work with have previously struggled in school, resulting in permanent exclusion, literacy and numeracy problems, lack of formal qualifications and poor future job prospects. In addition, young men are not afforded the opportunities to learn and develop parenting and relationship skills, leaving them ill prepared to face the challenges of fatherhood and intimate relationships at a young age. To address these factors, we offer a range of in-house and outsider led training opportunities that enable young men to positively reconnect with skill based learning and education. Here are some examples of our most recent work:

Many of the young men we work with have previously struggled in school, resulting in permanent exclusion, literacy and numeracy problems, lack of formal qualifications and poor future job prospects. In addition, young men are not afforded the opportunities to learn and develop parenting and relationship skills, leaving them ill prepared to face the challenges of fatherhood and intimate relationships at a young age. To address these factors, we offer a range of in-house and outsider led training opportunities that enable young men to positively reconnect with skill based learning and education. Here are some examples of our most recent work:

Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work
As new fathers, young men often tell us that they worry about being left alone with their child for fear that their child becomes sick or injured. In response, we regularly offer young men access to child-related (paediatric) and emergency first aid training.

Caring for Children (Parenting Skills)
Supported by Learning Skills Gateshead, our young dads recently completed an accredited parenting skills programme. In recognition of this work, we were awarded the title of ‘Family Learning Award’ at the Gateshead Learning Skills Awards in June 2018.

Street Law Project
Laws students from Newcastle University regularly provide bespoke workshops enabling young men to gain an in-depth understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities in relation to substance misuse, parental rights, internet safety, possession of weapons and police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development
Continuing our work with Learning Skills Gateshead, young men have progressed onto an accredited personal development programme exploring: stress management, budget-ing and finances, emotional intelligence, interview skills, C.V. writing and preparing for work.

Positive Relationship Skills
Developed inhouse, this 18 hour programme encourages young men to recognise harmful and controlling behaviours, understand the negative impact of violence and aggression on adults and children, build effective coping strategies to manage their emotions and deescalate conflict.

Sexual Health
Supported by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, young men have received extensive sex and relationship education covering consent, puberty, sexuality, local support and treatment services, pregnancy, STI’s, contraception methods, sexual myths, safe use of social media, the law, good hygiene and the impact of drug and alcohol misuse.

Beekeeping for beginners
See Employability and Social Enterprise for further details.

Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work
As new fathers, young men often tell us that they worry about being left alone with their child for fear that their child becomes sick or injured. In response, we regularly offer young men access to child-related (paediatric) and emergency first aid training.

Caring for Children (Parenting Skills)
Supported by Learning Skills Gateshead, our young dads recently completed an accredited parenting skills programme. In recognition of this work, we were awarded the title of ‘Family Learning Award’ at the Gateshead Learning Skills Awards in June 2018.

Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development
Continuing our work with Learning Skills Gateshead, young men have progressed onto an accredited personal development programme exploring: stress management, budget-ing and finances, emotional intelligence, interview skills, C.V. writing and preparing for work.

Street Law Project
Law students from Newcastle University regularly provide bespoke workshops enabling young men to gain an in-depth understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities in relation to substance misuse, parental rights, internet safety, possession of weapons and police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Positive Relationship Skills
Developed inhouse, this 18 hour programme encourages young men to recognise harmful and controlling behaviours, understand the negative impact of violence and aggression on adults and children, build effective coping strategies to manage their emotions and deescalate conflict.

Sexual Health
Supported by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, young men have received extensive sex and relationship education covering consent, puberty, sexuality, local support and treatment services, pregnancy, STI’s, contraception methods, sexual myths, safe use of social media, the law, good hygiene and the impact of drug and alcohol misuse.

Beekeeping for beginners
See Employability and Social Enterprise for further details.

Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work
As new fathers, young men often tell us that they worry about being left alone with their child for fear that their child becomes sick or injured. In response, we regularly offer young men access to child-related (paediatric) and emergency first aid training.

Caring for Children (Parenting Skills)
Supported by Learning Skills Gateshead, our young dads recently completed an accredited parenting skills programme. In recognition of this work, we were awarded the title of ‘Family Learning Award’ at the Gateshead Learning Skills Awards in June 2018.

Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development
Continuing our work with Learning Skills Gateshead, young men have progressed onto an accredited personal development programme exploring: stress management, budget-ing and finances, emotional intelligence, interview skills, C.V. writing and preparing for work.

Street Law Project
Law students from Newcastle University regularly provide bespoke workshops enabling young men to gain an in-depth understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities in relation to substance misuse, parental rights, internet safety, possession of weapons and police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Positive Relationship Skills
Developed inhouse, this 18 hour programme encourages young men to recognise harmful and controlling behaviours, understand the negative impact of violence and aggression on adults and children, build effective coping strategies to manage their emotions and deescalate conflict.

Sexual Health
Supported by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, young men have received extensive sex and relationship education covering consent, puberty, sexuality, local support and treatment services, pregnancy, STI’s, contraception methods, sexual myths, safe use of social media, the law, good hygiene and the impact of drug and alcohol misuse.

Beekeeping for beginners
See Employability and Social Enterprise for further details.

  • YOUNG FATHER

    ‘Through my experiences with NEYDL I have learnt so many skills’

    ‘Through my experiences with NEYDL I have learnt so many skills including first aid, cookery, bakery, bee-keeping, and bush craft. I have also been to various meetings with Leeds Beckett University and Northumbria University and have met Social Work students, telling them about the needs of young dads’

  • Kay Flynn, Tutor, Gateshead Learning Skills

    ‘Although hesitant initially it has been a pleasure’

    ‘Although hesitant initially it has been a pleasure to teach the young men, knowledge that will benefit them in their home life. The young men have taught me lots too and have certainly made me laugh, a lot, at every session

  • Taken from the Evaluation of the North East Young Dads and Lads Project 2018

    ‘At 3 months 89% of the respondents are working towards qualifications, compared to 56% at baseline’

North East Young Dads & Lads Project
C/o Dunston Drop-In Youth Centre
Unit 2 Clockmill Road, Dunston,
Gateshead, NE8 2QX

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Dedicated to helping young men play an active and meaningful role in the lives of their children

Dedicated to helping young men play an active and meaningful role in the lives of their children