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How to prepare yourself for life after lockdown

Apr 29, 2021

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You’re not alone. Lockdown has been tough on everyone in the UK.

After two nationwide lockdowns, a third was announced on January 4 and is scheduled to
end later this month, beginning with a phased approach to reopening the country. But no
matter whether you remained in your house on your own or with friends and family, the
situation has taken a toll on a lot of young people mentally.

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxieties of Lockdown

Jan 27, 2021

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A blog by Ashley - Pro-Action Mental Health Ambassador 


So, how are you doing?


Since the pandemic took over the world, it’s been tough for a lot of us. We can’t go on holiday. We can’t visit loved ones. Some of us can’t even leave the house.

It’s normal for parents and children alike to feel anxious, stressed, and frightened about what the future is going to hold. You can’t help but wonder if the world is ever going to go back to normal.


While the introduction of vaccinations is promising, the end of the pandemic is still a long way off. But it’s not healthy for your mental state to continue with this mental anguish, anxiety, and stress. If you’re feeling this way, try these methods to help you get through these times of uncertainty.


Pro-Action Survival: Not even Covid-19 can stop us!

Apr 20, 2020

Children And Young People

As we enter the 4th week of Covid-19 lockdown the Pro-Action Team, Tracy, Sue and Abby, reflect on the survival of Pro-Action and what we plan to offer our members in a future beyond the virus.

Early adversity has lasting impact…

Dec 20, 2019

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Our Head of External Relations, Tashmina, recently attended a workshop on ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) awareness and shares some of her key findings here...

Gambling...does it affect your children and young people?

Nov 14, 2019

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'Gambling is everywhere. Betting shops, billboards, football shirts and a myriad of online sites accessible 24 hours a day – it’s hard to avoid.' Rebecca Mark, from YGAM, writes a guest blog on this age old issue which is now a growing concern in children and young people...

Safeguarding & Compliance - Let's do it together!

Jul 08, 2019

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Abby our Safeguarding & Compliance Lead discusses her role here at Pro-Action and  how 'we all have a duty of care for those in our care and we are all working towards the joint aim of providing the best for Children and Young People in Hertfordshire, so let’s do it together!'

Life as a Motivational Speaker

May 28, 2019

Our Head of Partnerships and Fundraising, John, talks about how he didn't realise he was interesting...but we all know he is...and how he has used his experiences to support young people...

Spate on Youth Gang and Knife Crime linked with Demise of Youth Clubs?

May 01, 2019

Our Marketing and Communications Assistant, Aroona, explores the influence of youth gang and knife crime on children and young people today in this Article Special. 

My Journey with Pro-Action

Dec 13, 2018

Our CEO Dave tells us about his time with Pro-Action, from the early days involved with Hertfordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services, to being the CEO in such changing times...

Talking to Young People about Mental Health

Nov 06, 2018

Our Quality Assurance Lead and Mental Health First Aid trainer, Sue, discusses our upcoming MHFA training course, what you can expect, and how it can support young people facing arising mental health issues today. 

Social Media Apps- What are the dangers?

Oct 23, 2018

Our Marketing and Communications Intern, Aroona, explores the risks posed to children and young people using social media apps...

Opportunities for Young People

Aug 28, 2018

What are the opportunities we are currently offering for young people?

Upping our game...get online, get digital, get social

Jul 25, 2018

After months of avoiding it, our Head of External Relations, Tashmina, blogs about communications and raising profiles - yours as well as ours...

Where would we be without volunteers?

Mar 25, 2018

Valuing volunteers and staff is an all round activity, but at the same time there is always a place for gathering together and celebrating everyone who is part of our sector...