Youth Opportunity Spotlight: Into Film Festival

Our Youth Opportunity Spotlight series endeavours to feature and highlight great opportunities for youth workers and youth organisations to share with their youth groups.  The largest youth-focused film festival in the world, the Into Film Festival aims to put film at the heart of children and young people’s education all over the UK. Now in its

#TheEnvironmentNow Project Leader Invited to attend Royal Wedding

The Environment Now programme has funded 50 young people aged 17-24 from across the UK with a £10,000 grant to use digital technology to find innovative solutions to environmental issues. The programme is funded by O2 and the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund through the Our Bright Future programme, and is managed by the National

NYA CEO Leigh’s thoughts on the Civil Society Strategy

Last weeks Civil Society Strategy can be found in full here, or please find our summary of the key sections for the youth sector here.  At last we have the long-awaited government Strategy for the Civil Society. It’s not the ‘Youth Statement’ many have longed for, but it is to be welcomed as a Government

Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision Green Paper Findings – A brief response

The Government has this week released its findings to the recent consultation on Children’s Mental Health.[1] The report provides very little space for youth work or youth workers in its findings, preferring instead to focus on the provision of mental health support and care in schools and the NHS; a path that was clear from

National Democracy Week – Why 16 year olds should get the vote

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly pieces we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Following on from our recent feature article, in which we looked at the example of voting at 16 in the Isle of Man,[1] we provide a small argument for why we should recognise

Member Contribution – A Response to University Pressures

The below was written by one of our network members in response to our recent article which questions whether the massive investments most people put into university education are realised by adequate rewards.[1] There is a suggestion in this piece that regardless of any causes of pressure, stress, and poor mental health universities do not

NYA Network Member Contribution – National Democracy Week and Voting at 16

This year marks the centenary since the Suffragists’ campaigning helped result in some women (those 30 years old and with some property) gaining the vote in the UK. A momentous achievement then, but one that is still yet to realise its full potential today, despite universal suffrage.

The Environment Now Attend The Digital Leaders 100 Awards Evening

The Environment Now’ team members Heather and Lydia attended the Digital Leaders 100 Awards to represent our proudly shortlisted ‘Cross Sector Digital Collaboration’ between NYA, O2’s Go Think Big and Our Bright Future.

NYA Network member contribution: Kinetic Youth on delivering Youth Work within the Secure Estate

Delivering Youth Work within the Secure Estate Kinetic Youth have been delivering youth work services to young people within the secure estate since 2010.  We have devised a wide range of educative, enjoyable and engaging activities, designed to raise participation levels and develop personal and social skills for the young people we work with.  Kinetic

Research Roundup – Are we wrong to focus on exam pressure itself rather than lack of rewards for that pressure?

There is increasing noise surrounding the fact that the school assessment system is ramping up the pressure on students to achieve the highest academic grades possible, and that this pressure is adversely affecting young people’s mental health. This approach compounds the fact that many young children are entering school ‘underdeveloped’ in that they lack the