Youth Work’s role in supporting young people’s mental health

A month on from Mental Health Awareness week, we here take a look at why youth work should be a part of the solution. During the adolescent years and the transition to adulthood there are many instances that can contribute to poor mental health and emotional wellbeing including; exam pressures, worries about future education, and

NYA Research Hub Launched – Bringing Practice and Research Together

Bringing Youth Work Practice and Research Together The National Youth Agency (NYA) Launches a new Hub to help youth work practice and research better inform each other. Across the country youth work is engaged in vital services and support across all aspects of young people’s lives, for example in the face of mounting challenges from

Young Londoners Fund – Youth Participation Toolkit

  The GLA and GLA Peer Outreach Workers are looking for London based organisations to be part of the development and creation of the Young Londoners Fund Youth Participation Toolkit. The National Youth Agency have been commissioned to create this toolkit which includes research, consultation and case study collections from organisations who are working with

National Youth Agency response to ADCS calls for wider children’s workforce development

The National Youth Agency (NYA), through its Education Training Standards Committee (ETS) is the recognised Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England. The NYA welcomes the recent ADCS paper on workforce development across the children and young people’s workforce, and supports its overall ambition and recommendations.[1] The ADCS report acknowledges the importance of early

The Lowry’s Youth Employability and Skills Programme win NYA sponsored award

    Last night at the Children and Young People Now awards 2018, The Lowry’s Youth Employability and Skills Programme won the Youth Work award, sponsored by the NYA. NYA CEO Leigh Middleton presented the award at the gala ceremony in London. The award was judged by a panel of experts and sector professionals as

The Common Third – A Kindred Spirit to Youth Work?

-by Jameel Hadi & Thure Johansen, Treehouse Associates The authors are indebted to Professor Pat Petrie, Professor Emeritus at Thomas Coram Research Unit at UCL and founding member of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA) for her expertise, advice and help in editing this article. Treehouse Associates is an organisation which aims to develop and share

Youth Work Week 2018 – The Growth Company’s Akeim Mundell

Day 4 of 2018’s Youth Work Week article series sees The Growth Company celebrating Akeim Mundell and the great work he does through youth work. Akeim shines as a role model for Manchester’s youth This week is Youth Work Week, so we’re putting the spotlight on an amazing person who has committed to making a

Youth Work Week 2018 – Engaging Young People Through Film

In day 3 of our Youth Work Week 2018 blog series, youth organisation IntoFilm discuss their approach to engaging young people through film clubs and empowering them to plan and lead projects through youth work. Engaging with young people can be a challenge for youth workers and educators alike. Whether in the classroom or part of

Youth Work Week 2018 – Centre for Youth Impact Chief Executive Bethia McNeil

Day 2 of 2018’s Youth Work Week article series brings Bethia McNeil, Chief Exec of the Centre for Youth Impact and policy / research enthusiast, and her thoughts on the conceptual challenges of measuring impact and value in the youth sector. Thinking about the value of youth work Writing a half-decent, useful blog on the value

Youth Work Week 2018 – Epic CIC MD Brendan O’Keefe

Kicking off our Youth Work Week article series for this year is Epic CIC Managing Director, Brendan O’Keefe on his youth work awakening. You can also find Epic CIC’s ‘What is Youth Work’ video here   I need to start with a confession. Before joining the world of youth work, my professional career had been