• Coulby Newham Youth Club

  • Catalyst Project

  • Grove Hill Youth Club

  • The Key Fund Project

  • Newport Youth Club

Youth Club

Linx deliver Open access youth clubs 5 evenings a week for young people in different wards in Middlesbrough, with activities planned and free time for social relaxation.

Activities include arts & crafts, sports, baking & cooking, watching a film, sessions around alcohol & drugs awareness, sexual health, smoking, internet safety, animal welfare and other topics relevant to young people. Youth club sessions are also used to ask the young people’s input on future sessions, residentials, activities and trips -making sure they are involved in the planning and that their voices count at Linx.

Social Relaxation evenings include snacks and drinks, games on the PS4 and XBox such as FIFA and karaoke, pool.

Linx has an established relationship with the local Greggs, where we pick up their leftover pasties and cakes at the end of the day to supply to the attendees of the youth clubs.

Linx has also established a Youth Forum, a group of young people who meet regularly to discuss future activities and trips and address issues that face them.

Currently Linx runs youth clubs in the following areas:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Grove Hill Juniors Youth Club 10-13 years, 5-7pm, Grove Hill Hub,Bishopton Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, TS4 2RP Grove Hill Seniors Youth Club 13-19 years, 6-8pm, Grove Hill Hub,Bishopton Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, TS4 2RP

Hemlington Youth Club, 10-13 years, 6-8pm, Dodford Centre, Dodford Road, Hemlington, TS8 9JD

Breckon Hill Youth Club, 10-19 years, 6-8pm, Breckon Hill Community Centre, TS4 2DS

PCC Detached: Netherfields, 6-9pm, TS3.

Coulby Newham Youth Club, 10-19 years, 6-8pm, The Manor, TS8 0RJ

Newport Youth Club, 10-19 years, 6-8pm, Newport Hub, St Pauls Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5NQ

Whinney Banks Youth Club, 10-19 years, Trinity Methodist Church, Stainsby Road, TS5 4JS

Linx also works with young people across Middlesbrough to organise and partake in social action projects across the town which will benefit the community. Examples of these include creating and delivering packages to patients at local hospitals and care homes, painting local parks, transforming church gardens and much more.


Linx supports young people and their families within local communities building positive relationships and signposting them to relevant services where necessary.

Linx provides a holistic approach when working with young people and believes that in order to do so, where possible families are encouraged to be involved.


Linx runs detached sessions across different wards in Middlesbrough.

Detached sessions involve staff engaging with young people on the streets, ensuring their safety and participating in street games.

The team are out regularly, if you see us come and say Hi!


Linx offers help, advice and support for young people around a variety of topics: alcohol and drug misuse, smoking, healthy eating and sexual health. Staff are able to work one-to-one with a young person, or deliver tailored programmes to young people in schools and colleges.

Smoking Support: Advice about the risks of smoking and the effects it has on the body. Information on how to cut down and support to successfully stop smoking.

Alcohol Use: Awareness of the issues surrounding alcohol use; the effects on the body and the societal implications. Support to cut down on or stop drinking alcohol, and the guidance to use alcohol safely and legally. Participation in national campaigns such as Dry January, encouraging everyone in the community to reduce alcohol consumption.

Drug Use: Awareness of the effects of drug use and misuse and the issues surrounding drug addiction. Information on the risks of new psychoactive substances, including ‘legal’ highs. Support to decrease and cease drug use.

Healthy Lifestyles: Guidance for young people to enable them to make healthier choices in their lives. Exercise and fitness sessions to introduce young people to new activities and provide opportunities for participation in sports; cooking sessions to teach young people healthy recipes, how to make healthier choices in their daily diet and basic cooking skills to encourage self-reliance.

Sexual Health: Awareness of methods of contraception available, consent and safe non-coercive relationships, STI advice and testing, pregnancy testing, support surrounding pregnancy and positive STI results. Linx also run Interactive Baby Courses, using realistic virtual baby dolls to teach young people about the demands of parenthood.

Within youth club sessions, Linx provides support, advice and guidance for young people in all aspects of their life around a variety of topics: alcohol and drug misuse, smoking, healthy eating and sexual health.

Qualified Youth Workers are able to work one-to-one with a young person, and can deliver tailored programmes to young people in schools and colleges, or work with those who are not in Education, Employment or Training. One-to-one work can develop from staff working with young people in youth club settings or from referrals from agencies, partners, parents or young people.

The referral form is available to download here


Linx offers help and support to young people who are not in education, employment or training, to help them find the right job, course, college or school. Staff also work with young people who are at risk of becoming NEET, for example, young people who are about to leave school or college, young people who are at risk of being suspended from their school or at risk of losing their job. Staff can provide one-to-one support tailored to each individual.

This support can include help applying for jobs or benefits, advice about benefits, help writing a CV, researching local colleges or schools, jobsearching, mentoring, support to attend appointments, help finding apprenticeships or training opportunities, and practicing interview skills. Young people can also access computers at Linx for their independent jobsearch, CV-writing and research.

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