Attendance at Beam

Can we remind you that all attendance at Beam is voluntary, and there can be no expectations that non-attendance is detrimental to any other process (i.e. social work involvement).

Our practitioners are clear when commencing work with any young person or parent/carer that they do not have to attend Beam.

We would like to stress that all are welcome into the service should they wish to engage with us!

Bank Holiday Closures

As previously advised, Beam will be closed over Bank Holiday weekends as well as any Bank Holidays falling on a Monday. Flyer attached with affected dates.

Aside from Bank Holidays, our drop-ins continue to run through all school holidays!

New Workshop Calendar

Please find attached our new workshop calendar for May-July 2020.

**New workshop!** Our new ‘Under pressure?’ workshop focused on stress starts in April for young people aged 13+. Flyer attached!

We will also be running our popular ‘Understanding your emotions’ workshop for primary-aged children again.

Dates on attached calendar. Both will be held in our Wellington & Shrewsbury venues.

Saturday workshops in Wellington…

  • Arts & Crafts will finish at the end of March.
  • Relaxation sessions – we will continue to offer these on the last Saturday of the month in Wellington. These are open to all ages, and parents & carers can join their young people and take part too! See attached flyer.

Our ‘Sleepy heads’ workshop continues to run until April in Wellington & Shrewsbury… Flyer attached!

Beam Service Capacity

We continue to manage how many sessions our practitioners are doing over the course of a drop-in.

Our team work really really hard to see as many of those who visit a drop-in session as possible and I cannot stress enough how determined the team is to give each young person a valuable experience at Beam, but in order to do this we need to carefully manage the volume of sessions being offered.

This is to ensure each young person receives a high-quality service from us, as well as ensuring our team’s welfare is maintained. This means we may take the decision to close the service earlier on some occasions, on the basis that we can have up to 5 drop-in sessions running across the week. When this happens, notices will be displayed.

Also, at times where all of our practitioners are in sessions and we have a number of people waiting to be seen, we will temporarily close the service, asking people to return later in the session or to a different session.

There are occasions where we are physically at capacity – something that is a particular issue on a Saturday at our Wellington venue.

We recognise the importance of young people being supported by those around them, whether that be friends or family, and we understand that accompanying young people to Beam sends a clear message of support. However, large groups can be difficult to accommodate within our venues, and we are asking that visitors to the service consider this before attending.

As always, should you have any queries, please do get in touch via AskBeam.

Did you know…

… we have a mailing list for parents & carers to receive updates from us? Anyone who would like to be added to this can email us at AskBeam.

Gemma Holland

Clinical Lead

Beam Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

Beam Ludlow

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