All About Respect at Poetic Insight

Our activities in March finished with Poetic Insight on March 26th, focusing on the theme of Respect.  A word so powerful was bound to lead to a variety of interpretations of the word, which was the case, making it a very interesting night. Our founder, Shaniqua, opened the event with a powerful poem about women, … Continue reading All About Respect at Poetic Insight

Raising Awareness of Young Carers with I Am More CIC

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

Another Beautiful Night at Poetic Insight: Mental Health 2018

Wrapping up May's focus on mental health was Poetic Insight on the 29th.  This was an event I was really looking forward to after last year's raw, beautiful Poetic Insight: Mental Health, and this year delivered another beautiful night, despite being different to the last one. Clouds were covering up the shining sun from May … Continue reading Another Beautiful Night at Poetic Insight: Mental Health 2018

Guest Post: In The End

Continuing with this month's focus on Mental Health, we have a poem from Kennedy Coombs,  a Weymouth-based rapper and poet. How can I cope with this devil on my shoulder, The heat is on but its making me colder, When I was younger it hoped I’d grow older, Started off small now it’s heavier than … Continue reading Guest Post: In The End

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

It is Mental Health Awareness Week, so on May 15th, the conversation at The Kickback was on Mental Health.  Hosted by South London health service, OASIS, it was brilliant and enlightening conversation. OASIS' main focus is psychosis, working on prevention and supporting those who may be going through difficult experiences - "We're a preventative service … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Guest Post- Depression & Anxiety: Taking The Steps to Getting Help

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so we're focusing on Mental Health at YPI throughout this month.  Today we have a special guest post from Monifa about how she has dealt with having depression and anxiety. When experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety it can be hard to come forward and admit you are … Continue reading Guest Post- Depression & Anxiety: Taking The Steps to Getting Help

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