Publications

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Move It: increasing young people’s participation in sport

October 2012

Will Norman

Summer 2012 was the UK’s summer of sport. Millions watched the European football championships, followed by Wimbledon, the test match cricket with the West Indies and South Africa and, of course, the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our enthusiasm for watching sport seems to know no bounds. The problem is that we sit at home watching... Find out more

Being Seen, Being Heard: promoting emotional wellbeing for children and young people

This document sets out research and recommendations for a school-based approach to promote emotional wellbeing amongst children and young people in Buckinghamshire. It focuses on supporting schools and local agencies to promote mental health interventions to boost mental wellbeing of children and young people and reduce the likelihood of poor mental health outcomes.

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WARM paradox

The wellbeing and resilience paradox

September 2012

Nicola Bacon, Nina Mguni

Wellbeing and resilience are linked: over time the quality of anyone’s life will depend on a certain amount of mental toughness. But are wellbeing and resilience two sides of the same coin or is it possible to be resilient but have low levels of wellbeing? If so, what characteristics are likely to lead to low... Find out more

Better Places to Grow Old

July 2012

“I didn’t want to be sat at home doing nothing. I wanted my voice to be heard.” – Ahmed Better Places to Grow Old from The Young Foundation on Vimeo. The Young Foundation was part of a group of beneficiaries who received funding from the Local Government Association as part of its 2 year Ageing... Find out more

UpRising: for future leaders

July 2012

“UpRising gives you the incredible opportunity to do amazing things at a very young age.” – Emmanuel, UpRising Alumnus. UpRising: for future leaders from The Young Foundation on Vimeo. The Young Foundation started the UpRising Leadership Programme as a way to open pathways to leadership for talented young adults from diverse backgrounds in the UK.... Find out more

Framework of outcomes for young people

Young people are living, learning and negotiating transitions to adulthood and independence in an increasingly complex and challenging world, in which they face greater levels of choice and opportunity, but also unprecedented uncertainty and risk. This calls for empowered, resilient young people, who play an active role in navigating these paths. Supporting the development of... Find out more

An insight into the impact of the cuts on some of the most vulnerable in Camden

Over the last few years, austerity measures across the country have been changing the shape and size of Britain’s public services. National and local government have been forced to make difficult decisions about which services to prioritise and which to re-shape or remove. At the same time, families have been tightening their belts, with the rising... Find out more