Youth Voice Direct – Aged up to 25? or YouthVoice champion/worker in touch with young people? Sign up to our new YVH register to get news, resources, and invitations to complete regular Government policy consultations direct to your inbox. CLICK HERE Whether you are a campaigner, an elected rep or someone who just wants to have a say, register to receive news and invitations ‘direct’ to take part in online monthly consultations – eg to inform the Govt / Youth Policy roundtables between May-Sept 2022. The next one is on Mental Health – see next item. [All contact information is confidential, won’t be shared and is protected by our Privacy and Data Protection Policy] .


Mental Health Week – As part of mental health week have your say on Government policy. Are you aged 12-25, and living in England? This months Youth Policy Development Group / “Govt” roundtable consultation on mental health will inform the Department of Health and Social Care’s 10 year “Mental Health and Well-Being Plan”. Take 5-10 minutes to have your say on how the government develops and delivers policies and programmes – Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey    (DEADLINE 28th May)

Your responses to the survey will be reviewed  by the Youth Policy Development Group (YPDG) and shared with government officials and senior policy makers at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) on 6th June 2022


Funding Deadline Extended by The Blagrave Trust for “Challenge and ChangeYouth led funding” from 12th to 20th May. Independent #youthvoice for social change.  

“Aged 18-25 and trying to challenge injustices and inequalities affecting your communities? Challenge and Change is back – a fund that exists to change that and move power and resources to young people! Designed by young changemakers for young changemakers. This year Challenge and Change will fund 30 young people aged 18-25 across England up to £2K-10K each to activate their lived experience to challenge injustice. Apply now! Deadline for applications is Thursday 12th May at 5pm. Any questions please email challengeandchange@blagravetrust.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blagravetrust/status/1524026842163859457?s=20&t=A4FffXqbVN_vzgrH4vap3w

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Supporters/Young Leaders – Good Practice sharing – on Youthled social change. Join Blagrave Trust’s free webinair “How do we shift power and resources to young people to challenge injustice and lead change.⚖️?” on May 25th when they will be sharing learning from the first round of Challenge and Change – a fund by and for young campaigners.  Free Eventbrite Webinair


  • Recommended read: Rosalind Skillen’s piece in the Belfast Telegraph on the changing role of young peopleRosalind Skillen in society. A recommended read by Young Voices Heard   “Some people find it inspiring that young people have the capacity to organise with speed and at scale. Others find it sad that young people have been thrust into a world which leaves them no choice but to become politically active.”

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/comment/how-climate-issues-are-robbing-young-people-of-their-youth-41637103.html

 


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