Blog: Young people on the party conference agenda, at last

By Jon Boagey, associate director at NYA. For the last six years or so NYA has been part of the Youth Zone at the party conferences. Managed by Citadel Communications, it’s an area within the exhibition for a wide variety of organisations who all have young people at their core.

Blog: Youth Moves on an ‘amazing, unexpected boost’

NYA is supporting Children and Young People Now’s Youth Work Award. In a short series of blogs, previous winners of the award write about how it impacted on them.

Blog: Redthread Youth on the impact of winning a Children and Young People Now Award

NYA is supporting Children and Young People Now’s Youth Work Award. In a short series of blogs, previous winners of the award write about how it impacted on them.

Blog: We need to use the skills around us to support young people’s mental health

Judge Sir James Munby has made some unprecedented comments on the state of young people’s mental health provision in the UK.

Blog: Charlotte Little on her experience of Prevent training

‘Spotting the signs of abuse has never been more important if we are to help protect children from sexual exploitation, gang related activity or other hate crimes’. Peter Wanless, CEO NSPCC

Blog: We need a cross-government plan for social mobility – and young people

The Social Mobility Commission has published its assessment into 20 years of government policy on social mobility and it makes for depressing reading.

Blog: GE2017 and the Youthquake – this could reshape politics

By Daisy Powell One of the biggest surprises of last week’s general election was the turnout of young people. Although too early for reliable data on the demographics of those voting, the overall turnout rate was thought to be 69% with the youth vote widely reported as 72%.

Blog: Yasmin Greenaway – ‘If young people cared they would vote’

I hear this so often from people, in regards to what many view as young people’s political disengagement. Not only is this stance  overly-simplistic and lacking in nuance, it’s fatalistic.

Blog: Natalie Smith on the general election, young people and the dark side of social media

Young people live and breathe social media, from snapchatting their friends to updating their status on Facebook. Most of the interactions are harmless, friends sharing good times, but knowing what hides behind the scenes of social media interactions is essential.  

Blog: Mental health – we’re missing our window of opportunity

It’s mental health awareness week and in the past couple of years, the discussion on mental health has changed dramatically. It has transformed from a stigmatised condition shrouded in silence to a topic discussed openly by the future king.