This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on regular Kickback participant and YP Insight Family member, Hakeem Hall, whose own work reflects the work of YPI, helping people to communicate and feel heard . For many YP Insight is a healer, a chance for young people to open up about issues in an environment that … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Hakeem Hall
As I was scrolling through Twitter one day this week, I came across a tweet that forced me to do a double take and give my full attention to process what it was saying. https://twitter.com/Oloni/status/1062342287756353536 Once I fully deeped what I had read, I found myself nodding in agreement and seriously thinking about what had … Continue reading Does your no mean no?
Young People Insight were collaborating with I Am More CIC on June 26th for a special event to raise awareness of young carers - a topic that is not often discussed. What became clear on the night is how much awareness needs to be raised about young carers, as a lot is not known and … Continue reading Raising Awareness of Young Carers with I Am More CIC
As you my already know, it's all about love this month at Young People Insight, with love being at the centre of the topics for our forum and poetry night. Despite love being the focus of our topics for February, love is at the core of Young People Insight all throughout the year. It is … Continue reading The Importance of Love in Young People Insight
Inspired by the discussion on relationships in July and the emphasis on communication, this poem draws on our struggle to effectively communicate and how essential effective communication is for healthy relationships. You talk to me, I talk to you; Effectively Conversating, Sharing our thoughts, Engaging in healthy discussion, Solving conflict; That is what communication, Good … Continue reading Lost Communication
"A form of communication"; "a bond"; "happiness"; "a form of love". These were some of the thoughts young people had of what a relationship is, as relationships (with a focus on women) was the point of discussion at the Young People Insight forum on July 19th. We starting by talking about what we think makes a … Continue reading Discussing Relationships at the YP Insight Forum
As I spent time speaking about the sick condition of this world with my granddad and how the young people of the world were caught up in it, I started to think about whether the youth of today are worse off than previous generations. The response to this would never be straightforward, because of the … Continue reading Are young people worse off today than previous generations?
In our current society, there is frequent discussions about whether young people are out of touch with the older generation, or if it is the other way around. You will always get different view points or perspectives, but I think that it goes both ways. These two generations have gotten extremely out of touch with … Continue reading Are young people out of touch with the older generation?