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‘Empowering young people will drive better mental health support’

Blog 25 January 2022

Having struggled with her own mental health, 16-year-old Eva Woods is currently working as a peer researcher in secondary schools, talking to other young people seeking support.

‘We need to address how we educate young people about money’

Blog 21 January 2022

We offer a platform to our Kickstart team, who have been employed by The Young Foundation to develop peer research skills. Here, they explore financial literacy. 

Kickstart reports – sprint two

Publication 20 January 2022

A report designed and created by young people on the Kickstart scheme, exploring experiences of financial literacy.

Civic Journey

Project 16 December 2021

A two-year programme, led and shaped by young people, to rethink the national infrastructure for youth support. It’s funded by the National Citizen Service and DCMS, and delivered with the Universities of Sheffield and Huddersfield.

Growing to build resilient jobs, homes and purpose 

Feature 10 December 2021

New Meaning – a skills centre preparing young people for careers in the building trade – seeks “to level the playing field so everyone has an opportunity.”

Peer-to-peer mental health support for those that need it most 

Feature 10 December 2021

How a chance meeting at a sport hall led to a mental health app, that’s been supported to grow by the BOOST programme, and is now a go-to support service for thousands of young people.

‘I never thought a research career was for someone like me’

Blog 8 December 2021

Elly McDade had big dreams and bags of ambition, but struggled at school and found herself on Universal Credit – until finding the Kickstart peer researcher programme. 

Understanding youth priorities post-Covid

Project 8 December 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is funding a Youth-Led Peer Researcher Network, supporting 60 young people across England to put their voices at the heart of future funding decisions.

Understanding youth violence

Project 8 December 2021

This £5.2m programme aims to give young people the chance to make their communities safer, fairer places to live. It’s funded by the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund, and the Co-op Group.

‘Let’s do more to support young people moving from education to employment’

Blog 30 November 2021

What did National Living Wage Week deliver for those aged under 23? Chelsea McDonagh calls for greater support, and more diversity in the research sector.

Kickstart reports – sprint one

Publication 26 November 2021

Reports designed and created by young people on the Kickstart scheme, exploring experiences of employment among LGBTQ+ young people, and those with ADHD.

Remote working can reach a broader range of people. Let’s enable that.

Blog 24 November 2021

Despite headlines and warnings, is virtual working all that bad? Helen Goulden counts the benefits, both for young people, and for organisations.

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