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Hello and welcome to ‘Young Voices Heard’  a not for profit platform offering Mentoring, Partnership and Support. We amplify youth voice , support youth participation and empower young leaders and older allies to work together.

Young Voices Heard is also a ‘movement’ for change, promoting greater youth engagement in public life and organisations. It’s an opportunity’ to network, a ‘platform’ to hear and report young voices and their activities as well as to be an open source ‘resource’ for best practice. We offer support to both organisations, and young people, so that more can be more effective changemakers, leaders, advisors, trustees,  entrepreneurs, writers, volunteers, campaigners, designers and elected representatives.

“James Cathcart and ‘YVH’ have been our mentor and Special Advisors since 2017, with input on fundraising, planning and making connections, enabling us to remain entirely youth-led. We would recommend James’ wealth of experience and networks”. Dan Lawes, CEO of Youth Politics UK

Social EnterpriseYouth Voice Heard C.I.C.  was launched in 2021 to enable us to undertake both not-for-profit projects as well as commissions that subsidise our good practice sharing and enabling our founder to undertake pro bono work  [ Young Voices Heard Ltd was launched a year earlier to attract consultancy work and support pro bono work] All surpluses will be reinvested in training and mentoring young leaders who would not otherwise access support and to recognise their success. If you want to invest in the future – please contact us [below]

The advice and continued guidance comes with great support, experience and knowledge in the field of improving opportunities for young people… a huge asset to our growth.” Carl Konadu CEO of 2-3 Degrees Ltd -Youth Led start-up in personal development and education.

YVH Services:

Organisations: Strategic Development and Planning, Fundraising, Project Management (First Steps, Consultation, Participation, Governance), Quality Assurance Audit (national standards), Review and Impact evaluation, Mentoring.

For Young People: Mentoring and training support for: Youth Participation/ Forum / Advisory Council / Trustee / Design / Thinktank /Consultation.

We aim to work alongside your organisations staff, volunteers and young people, empowering them, and you, to lead, own and sustain youth youth voice, participation and leadership. We also work alongside approved delivery partner organisations, peer mentors and associates. We also support entirely youthled projects – and put you in touch with your peers.

Resource Bank and Youth Voice Now are two of our platforms for promoting good practice and listening to young people.

“Listening to” (Interview with Young People In the Lead Advisory Panel @The Nat Lottery Com Fund
“Resources” – The ‘Our Scale of Involvement’ by @ProjectHope is one such #youthled resource” we use to help plan your youthvoice journey. Get on board with youthvoice and catch the bus!

To mobilise your Youth Voice potential get in touch with us. For “timetabling” and “ticketing” inquiries, send a message to James, below.

What we do

Mentoring, Project Management, Quality Assurance


News Blog


Our Team and Partners

James Cathcart
Director/Consultant and personal mentor
Young Associates
Young experts with skills in training and research
Young Advisors
Young experts with experience for consultation and networking
Delivery Partners
Approved List available to support and add value

We are Associated with


Latest blogs

Power of Youth Challenge: One Year On
April 18, 2021
Power of Youth Challenge:  News, Report and Recommendations from 'Young Voices Heard'. Over a year ago the young ambassadors of the #iwill ‘campaign for yout
YouthVoice 21: New Year Hope and Resolution
February 2, 2021
YouthVoice 21: New Year Hope and Resolution     "Don't call initiatives youth-led when they aren't." This was one of the most memorable messages of 2020 that
“Youth Honours List” Updated 2021 #Nominate Youth
January 12, 2021
Its been a New Years Honour for four more amazing young leaders:  Carl Konadu BEM (28), Rhammel Afflick BEM (26), Alex Anderson BEM (20) and Samah Khalil BEM (2
Young Voices Heard: Most Read Blogs of 2020
January 3, 2021
Young Voices Heard promotes greater youth participation in public life and organisations. Throughout 2020 its website provided a platform for young voices and t...

Contact Us

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  • Follow and DM @YVH_YouthVoice
  • James.cathcart@youngvoicesheard.org.uk
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