Blog from a youth worker: why is youth work excluded from the mental health debate?

A few thoughts from a new youth worker about the recent announcement from the government on young people’s mental health by Korina Tsioni

Blog: Youth workers can ease the pressure on CAMHS

The Prime Minister’s landmark speech on mental health, pledging to tackle both poor provision and the stigma surrounding it, is a watershed moment for an issue which is as destructive as it is overlooked.

Blog: Jon Boagey on financial skills for young people

NYA has been involved in financial capability programmes for over a decade now.  We believe these programmes can make a real difference to young people’s lives but we need to be realistic about what they can achieve. 

YWW Guest blog: Emma Revie on youth work and social mobility

‘At the moment, opportunity is too often the preserve of the wealthy or a quirk of circumstance… Those with the right connections and contacts can get on, while those who have none simply cannot.’ Teresa May’s speech on social mobility Sept 2016

YWW Guest blog: Anna Smee on celebrating great youth work

It’s time to celebrate Anyone who has the opportunity to see youth work in action knows the vital and vibrant service it provides young people, local communities and our society as whole.

Blog: Michael Bracey, NYA chair, on why I support youth work

This is my story; I grew up in Bristol during the 1980s, coming from what would now be described as a ‘white working class family’ with limited life chances that were compounded by attending a failing secondary school.

YWW guest blog: O2’s Kerry North on Fair Chances – is tech the answer?

I’m lucky enough to lead O2’s programmes to support young people reach their potential.  And as you can imagine from a company at the heart of the digital movement, tech plays an important role.

Blog: Youth Work Week – how youth work supports social mobility

This year’s Youth Work Week is focused around social mobility and the role youth work can play in supporting it – Fair Chances: how youth work helps young people to brighter futures.

Blog: Heather Wildsmith on the connected world we live in 

Nowadays you can’t walk down the street without your smartphone, smartwatch or tablet pinging; we use our smartphones for everything; from the food shop down to finding love.

Blog: Lydia Allen on bringing millennials, tech and the environment together

Young people believe that climate change is the most serious issue facing their future. Ice caps are melting, habitats are being destroyed, animals are becoming extinct and humans are losing their homes from the effects of climate change. Millennials want to take action.