What influence does music have?

We sat down in Project B on July 18th to talk all about the influence of music, which was a conversation that took off into numerous directions that I was never expecting.  Nevertheless, it made the night incredibly interesting. To get everyone warmed up, I asked them to share what music means to them.  Responses … Continue reading What influence does music have?

Let’s Talk About Life Goals

Life Goals was the theme of our forum on June 20th, with the aim of inspiring young people and getting them thinking about the direction they want to take in life. We started by revealing some of the goals we had, which included travelling the word, starting a business, keeping a job, embarking on a … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Life Goals

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?

Do you prefer synthetic or natural beauty?

On April 18th, it was the battle of synthetic beauty vs natural beauty at the YP Insight Forum.  Regular YP Insight participant, Alana, took the lead on the night, as we discussed the topic of her choice. After breaking the ice, she kicked off the conversation by asking, what is beauty to you?  Responses included: … Continue reading Do you prefer synthetic or natural beauty?

How Would You Define Freedom of Speech?

Freedom of speech was the topic of conversation at the YP Insight forum on March 21st, and as you can probably imagine, it was an intriguing and thought-provoking one.  With all of us having the freedom of speech, the conversation jumped from one topic to another throughout, but that's what made it all the more … Continue reading How Would You Define Freedom of Speech?

What’s Your Idea of Dating?

Our youth forum returned with a loud voice on February 21st, as we sat down to talk about dating and romance in Project B.  However, the focus of the conversation stayed on the many aspects of dating, not giving us a chance to get on to romance. It was a lively and diverse discussion, which went … Continue reading What’s Your Idea of Dating?

Moving Forward into 2017

On December 20th, we had our last Young People Insight forum of the year, and it was all about moving forward.  We discussed how YP Insight would develop and move forward in 2017, as we took a look back on YP Insight in 2016. It was important for me to hear from the young people … Continue reading Moving Forward into 2017

Discussing Social Media at the YP Insight Forum

Social media can be a lot of fun, just like our discussion on social media during the latest Young People Insight forum on November 15th. We began by talking about our favourite aspects of social, which social media platforms we use and why we use them.  All of us used a combination of Facebook, Twitter, … Continue reading Discussing Social Media at the YP Insight Forum