We’re marking The Hive’s seventh birthday – with a programme to capture the in-depth stories of seven young people who’ve been attending since our doors first opened. We’re marking our seventh anniversary by launching the storytelling initiative to help bring to life the...

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Got plans for 27th April? You have now! Join us for four hours of FREE family fun for all ages – your chance to get inside The Hive with your people and have a go at a huge range of activities, games and sports! ⛰️Tackle our climbing wall...

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On the 20th March, the International Day of Happiness, the UN recognises “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world, and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives. It also identified the need...

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Young people’s priorities when it comes to their future employers were top of the agenda for Wirral businesses, on a recent visit to the The Hive Youth Zone. A panel of experts on environmental, social and governance leadership was joined by young apprentice and Hive member Ian, who spoke to...

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Booking is open for our Easter Holiday Club here at The Hive. You’ll find all the details here – we look forward to seeing you! Places are limited, so grab your place as soon as possible.        

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The theme of Children’s Mental Health Week is: “My voice matters.” Here at The Hive, we believe listening to young people allows them that voice, says our CEO Jayne Wilson.   Place2Be, the charity which coordinates this annual campaign, shares some of the statistics which...

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With a general election on the way, we’ve joined young people’s organisations around the country and the UK’s five largest children’s charities to make sure the next government has a plan to put ‘Children at the Table’. We’ve teamed up with 130 young people’s charities along...

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Here at The Hive, we were saddened to hear of the death this week of one of our capital patrons, Peter Johnson. Peter, a Wirral business leader who was born in Birkenhead and was a lifelong champion for the community, was a major donor to The Hive building during its construction. Read more from...

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Young people using The Hive this January can eat free in our cafe every time they visit – as we offer thousands of hot meals to members to start 2024.  We’re offering every young person attending our weeknight and Sunday sessions a free hot meal from our cafe throughout January –...

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  Wirral’s Mayor and Mayoress got to see how ‘those Christmas lights’ are lighting up the street in Oxton this week – on a visit to Templemore Road’s famous annual display. Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Jerry Williams and Mayoress, Irene Williams walked the landmark lights in Oxton...

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Supported by professional boxer James Heneghan and sponsored by Apex Management Solutions, The Hive Youth Zone is now an affiliated Amateur Boxing Club, providing a pathway for local young people into the sport. Following a long process, The Hive are delighted to have been affiliated and the Hive...

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Youth Zone Awarded Merseyside LGBT+ Chartermark The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone has successfully passed a rigorous assessment period to achieve the Navajo Merseyside and Cheshire Chartermark. The Navajo Merseyside & Cheshire LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender +) Chartermark is an equality...

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Our young people are back from their adventure at sea aboard the Tall Ship ‘Maybe.’ 9 Hive members, who all completed our first NHS Cadets programme this summer, took on the challenge of sailing from Falmouth to Liverpool via the Isle of Man. Their voyage proved difficult due to bad weather,...

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A Wirral dad’s inspirational campaign aims to raise £100,000 for a charity helping raise aspirations and enhance prospects for young people. Will Roberts got involved with The Hive Youth Zone after a tour of its multi-award winning centre in Birkenhead earlier this year. Since opening in...

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The Hive Youth Zone, has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The Hive works with up to 4,000 young people each year from across Wirral, giving them, somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to....

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Bridging Finance Solutions has thrown its weight behind The Hive, funding our vital Mentoring Programme which supports some of the most vulnerable and at-risk children across the Wirral. Due to widespread funding cuts, we are looking for external support to help fund some of our projects. Stuart...

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On Thursday 20th May the Hive welcomed professional boxer James Heneghan, for an inspirational talk and session on the pads. James encouraged a group of senior Hive members that through hard work and dedication they can achieve their goals. At only 22 years old himself, James can relate to the...

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On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he had raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. Read more

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Young people have ALWAYS been at the heart of everything we do and this last year only heightened the importance of youth work. The mental health and wellbeing of young people has been negatively impacted. Restrictions left them feeling uncertain about their future, isolated at home away from their...

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WATCH creative writing tutor and author, Charlie Lea, give an insight into our fantastic writing competition and some great top tips on how to get the best out of your entry. Click Here to download the worksheet to take part in the Writing Competition!

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  On 8th April we will be celebrating four amazing years since we opened on Bright Street, Birkenhead, with a mission to make a positive difference and change the lives of local young people. Throughout April we would love your support as we launch our ‘4th Birthday 40k...

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Here at The Hive we have a Sports Committee of six senior members who represent their peers and have a voice about our sports offer. They are undertaking a mammoth challenge throughout March and they need your help! Their challenge – to walk, run or cycle a combined total of 603 miles; the...

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As you may know, Wirral council are currently consulting on proposals for the next financial year, including plans to reduce its annual contribution to The Hive Youth Zone.   The latest budget proposals would see the council’s contribution to our charity reduce by half from £400,000 to...

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  Bee a Secret Santa – give a gift this year that makes a real difference. Help us to bring some festive magic to local children and young people who are facing a very difficult Christmas – after one of the toughest years they can remember. Please support our Christmas appeal so we...

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Bee a Secret Santa – give a gift this year that makes a real difference. Help us to bring some festive magic to local children and young people who are facing a very difficult Christmas – after one of the toughest years they can remember. Please support our Christmas appeal so we can reach...

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We would like to invite you to our Virtual Awards Ceremony taking place online! Join us LIVE! on YouTube as we look back at the last 12 months and share the incredible achievements of our amazing members. We were not able to hold our Annual Awards Ceremony in the summer as we usually do at...

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Following the recent lockdown announcement, we wanted to keep you updated about how our offer will be changing. The good news is that the government appreciate how important it is that young people have access to youth services and have given our sector essential status. This means that we are...

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Wirral’s Youth Zone supports vulnerable young people and families this half term. The team at The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone have reacted quickly to the news that children will be without food support this half term and are asking local families who need support to get in touch.   Since...

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Following from a very successful summer holiday club we are delighted to be able to offer young people weekly sessions back at The Hive. These sessions give young people a choice of fun themed activities including art, sport, media and music while ensuring they stay safe with staggered arrival...

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  The Hive is one of fifteen community groups who have been awarded a share of £150,000 to help the Liverpool City Region reduce, re-use and recycle more. The money has come from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 20/21 which was set up to help support...

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⭐️Are you age 21 or over? ⭐️Do you want to make a difference to the life of a young person? ⭐️Can you commit to volunteer 1 -2 hours a week for 6 – 12 months?   WATCH – Kate has been a volunteer mentor at The Hive for three years and we...

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📣 CALLING ALL SENIOR MEMBERS! 📣   We are excited to be launching BRAND NEW Sports & Arts committees!!   Would you like to become a rep for other young people in these departments and play a part in shaping the sports & arts offers here at The Hive?   If this...

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We are pleased to announce that from Monday 20th July we will be running a holiday club for our junior members. We now have appropriate permissions and guidance which will be fully implemented in order to ensure the safety of young people. We will have fewer places available than usual and...

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It’s been 100 days since we closed the doors to The Hive, but we’ve been working everyday to reach young people and give them the help they need. Thank you to everyone who supports us as we continue this vital work.    

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Following the announcement today we know many of you are asking about the reopening of The Hive. Youth centres across the country are however receiving separate guidance from government via the NYA (National Youth Agency)   We have had so many messages from young people and their families, we...

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A national emergency appeal to raise £100,000 for national and local charities has been launched. The appeal is supporting The Hive Youth Zone in Birkenhead, who as part of their work supports young people experiencing mental health issues, and Mind. Every donor will receive a thank-you gift of...

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Stuart Barnes our Chief Executive is asking for your support as he marks the anniversary of a life-changing accident with a cycling fundraising challenge.   On 12th June 2019 Stuart was involved in a serious road accident. He underwent 9 hours of life-saving surgery and at the time was...

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This year the Onside Network Presidents Cup is taking place as a virtual competition, as young people isolated at home are competing in a series of online challenges, rather than meeting up as in previous years. The virtual President’s Cup competition will run for four weeks and will include:...

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Collaborations between Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Army Reserve Centre and the Hive Youth Zone have supported the training of over 100 NHS staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.   In response to the pandemic and to ensure the people of Wirral can...

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During this time of isolation and social distancing, OnSide Youth Zones across the UK have been supporting their 50,000 members remotely via phone calls and over social media with digital and interactive content. The Hive Youth Zone, a charity based in Birkenhead, is part of this network and the...

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Steve Anderton, Senior Lead Youth Worker at Wirral’s Hive Youth Zone is setting out to run more than 100 kilometres this month to raise much needed funds for local young people in need. This challenge has been adopted by Steve as he has seen first-hand the impact of COVID-19 on the young people...

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The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone is continuing to reach young people in need after receiving £25,000 in emergency funding. Following Government advice, the Wirral based charity is unable to open for its usual daily open-access youth sessions, but is reaching its 3000+ members through new, engaging and...

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Vulnerable young people need us now. The Hive is a charity dedicated to supporting all young people. In this time of crisis we are needed more than ever before. We have a wonderful family of patrons and supporters whose generous contributions allow us to transform the lives of young people....

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On Monday 23rd March we launched ‘Hive at Home’ – a virtual Youth Zone offer for our members as a direct response to having to pause our universal open-access sessions for the first time since we opened almost three years ago. ‘Hive at Home’ is a way for young people...

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In light of current developments, we are heartbroken to share the news that on Friday after our senior session finishes there won’t be any further open sessions at The Hive for the time being. This will be the first time we have stopped our universal offer since we opened in April 2017 and we...

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  In January, after 15 months away, we welcomed Stuart Barnes back to The Hive as our permanent CEO once again. Having worked for The Hive since before opening as employee 001 he left in October 2018 to take up a role with our “umbrella” charity, OnSide Youth Zones, heading up the opening...

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