Meet Our First Team Member

I’m Mhairi Potts-Wyatt, 22 years old and work with autistic children in both primary and secondary settings. I am an advocate for mental health awareness with a passion for writing and particularly poetry. I started writing through a blog and only last year began performing some of what I’d written, having broken my leg and … Continue reading Meet Our First Team Member

Celebrating 3 Years of Young People Insight

It was time to celebrate 3 years of Young People Insight on January 15th, looking back on how the platform had come into being and all the memories shared.  It was a special night in a room filled with warmth and love. Although The Kickback and Poetic Insight were not combining for the first time, … Continue reading Celebrating 3 Years of Young People Insight

Looking Back on 2018 as we Move Forward to 2019

It was our final event of the year on December 18th, as we came together in Urban XChange Bar & Grill to look back at 2018, and make plans for moving forward in 2019.  As it was the final event of the year, we of course had poetry and spoken word as well, bringing The … Continue reading Looking Back on 2018 as we Move Forward to 2019

What makes a healthy relationship? – Part 1

The conversation at The Kickback on November 20th was all about Healthy Relationships, which I knew was going to be a great conversation, but I wasn't prepared for how great it was going to be.  There was a whole lot of ground covered and a whole lot we couldn't even get to - we genuinely … Continue reading What makes a healthy relationship? – Part 1

Raising Awareness of Modern Slavery with CCAT

Anti-Slavery Day was on October 18th, so to mark the day and raise awareness of modern slavery, we collaborated with local organisation, Croydon Community Against Trafficking (CCAT) for a special event. On October 16th, we combined discussion and poetry at Project B, giving individuals of all ages the opportunity to learn from each other and … Continue reading Raising Awareness of Modern Slavery with CCAT

Guest Post: What is Modern Slavery?

“Modern slavery is the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability” Modern slavery is ubiquitous. It is despairing that in the 21st century a statement such as this rings of truth. We did not confine slavery to the passage of history, instead, it’s become … Continue reading Guest Post: What is Modern Slavery?

Let’s Talk About Goals

It was all about goals at The Kickback on July 24th, as we thought about the goals we had and goals we could aspire to after hearing from positive, inspiring young people. To start the conversation, I asked what a goal is.  Mhairi made us all laugh with her witty response: "Where you aim in … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Goals