NYA Investment Call For Youth Workers

Response to the Labour Party Statutory Youth Service consultation Leigh Middleton, Chief Executive, National Youth Agency (NYA): “Investment in youth work is vital to support and develop the life skills and opportunities of young people. We welcome the Labour Party’s consultation and recognition of the need for quality youth services, enabling access to both open

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

NYA Launch Redeveloped Hear by Right Framework at Houses of Commons

NYA are pleased to launch the newly redeveloped and designed Hear by Right framework. On Monday 2nd July the NYA was joined by over 50 young people and MPs to launch the new look Hear by Right framework in the Houses of Commons. At the launch of #HearByRight with the @natyouthagency and #NYACrowdBurst – GREAT

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.

Research Roundup: Self Control and Tech

Our Research Officer takes a look at recent reaction to the news that WHO have made Gaming Addiction a recognised disorder. Behavioural insights is not a common phenomenon, and it has resurfaced as a news trend over the last fortnight with regards to the addictive qualities of certain games and digital apps that are grabbing

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