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Youth Services: our last line of defence

Alison Michalska, ADCS President, Corporate Director of Children and Adults, Nottingham City Council  This blog first appeared on the ADCS website.

Youth work and youth services: a lifeline for young people

By Leigh Middleton, managing director of the National Youth Agency Youth services are vital and provide a lifeline for many young people. That’s the premise behind the theme of this year’s Youth Work Week, youth services: youth work for today and tomorrow.

The Environment Now announces £80,000 of green tech projects

Eight new green tech projects funded by The Environment Now have been announced. The grants programme, supported by O2’s Think Big in partnership with the National Youth Agency, offers funding, training, work experience and support to get young people’s green ideas off the ground. It is today (31 October 2017) announcing 8 projects worth £80,000.

Support youth services with a selfie in #YWW17

National Youth Agency’s annual Youth Work Week campaign is nearly here! Youth Work Week provides an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work. This year it will be held from 6-12 November 2017.

NYA’s puts young people centre stage of financial know-how programme

The National Youth Agency has recruited four young people to play a pivotal role at the heart of their My Money Now programme.

Money worries a key contributor to poor mental health

Young people worry more about money than ever before. That’s according to a survey by the Young Women’s Trust, which surveyed 4,000 18- to 30-year-olds in England and Wales.

Blog post: World Mental Health Day and Apprentices

by Charlotte Little, peer facilitator. What is World Mental Health Day? This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is ‘Workplace Wellbeing’ and to raise awareness I thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss the mental wellbeing of apprentices in the workplace.

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.

3 of the biggest environmental problems you can tackle with tech

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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.

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