Coming to Terms with Loving Yourself

In the lead up to The Kickback when we'll talking about Self-Love, Mhairi shares her experience and thoughts on the topic. “In fact, stare at yourself in a mirror daily. Each time compliment on something. Maybe today you like your hair or you don’t enjoy the shape of your lips, but that’s ok because tomorrow … Continue reading Coming to Terms with Loving Yourself

Why I Am Taking Time Out to Heal

If you read last week's blog post, you would have seen that the events taking place this month were going to be the last YPI events for a little while.  It's not that YPI is going anywhere or quickly disappearing - I am simply in need of a break.  An extended one. For the past … Continue reading Why I Am Taking Time Out to Heal

How I’ve Been Struggling with My Mental Health

With next week being Mental Health Awareness Week, this month's focus at YPI is Mental Health. Over the years, I have come to see how vital it is to take care of my mental health, after putting both my mental and emotional health last to focus on my education and career goals in particular.  Dropping … Continue reading How I’ve Been Struggling with My Mental Health

Cutting Love

He waited until she was vulnerable. Delicate as gossamer, she lounged alone, droplets decorating her face. Perching next to her, he stroked the trickling dew from her eyes, carving out his introduction. She’d heard his name, vaguely glimpsed him Occasionally he cut into her thoughts. Never did she consider he’d ever incise his way into … Continue reading Cutting Love

Atop Olympus

Coiled in shadows, concealing agendas of fibs and fables – Venomous tongues, sibilating vowels and consonants forming non-existent meaning, Stinging media mouths; coughing up pretensions of protection, Vomited into open lips of the hungry, who consume but will never be full. Starving stomachs craving sustenance, yet rarely receiving; Writhing in pain, falling by the wayside, … Continue reading Atop Olympus

What are your thoughts on mental health?

Taking inspiration from Mental Health Awareness Week, mental health was the theme of this month's forum.  On May 16th, we were joined by Geoff and Joan from Off The Record, a charity "founded in 1994 to provide free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon area," who provided another … Continue reading What are your thoughts on mental health?

Telling My Truth

Truth is one of the main elements at the centre of Young People Insight, with young people being encouraged to tell their truths in their own words.  That is tell their truth without distortion from the media or pressure to say the right thing from others; just raw, unadulterated truth. As the founder of Young … Continue reading Telling My Truth