By John Smith • 04 May 2021 • 12:52
Announcing the new meeting space
Credit: Manacor Council
AFTER 20 years of neglect, the Manacor Council is to concentrate on the well being and mental health of those aged between 12 and 30 with two specialists and a calm meeting place.
A budget of €100,000 has been made available to allow the employment of two full time members of staff and the new room has been created in the Espai Na Camel·la.
The Council has decided to devote attention to the Youth Department in the face of the urgency of the situation for many young people, who are in a difficult economic situation as currently in the Balearic Islands youth unemployment has reached 40 per cent.
This in turn has increased the number of attempted suicides and the situation has become one that needs to see positive action to help by the Council.
The new Youth Service will organize workshops on various topics with the aim of empowering them, improving their personal self-esteem and building healthier relationships and will also offer counselling for those who need it.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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