How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

Shaniqua continues to look back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. It was a real big conversation on June 18th, which means that I had to divide the write up into two parts, but that just means double the gems and knowledge for you. There is just so much to be … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 1

Shaniqua looks back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. On June 18th, we sat down to talk about youth violence, a topic that continues to be an important at YPI, resulting in really big conversation. So big, in fact, that I've had to split the conversation into two parts. I … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 1

Openness and Honesty Expressed at Poetic Insight

Shaniqua looks back on May's Poetic Insight, which focused on Mental Health. We continued our focus on mental health at Poetic Insight with a very special night at Urban Xchange Bar & Grill on May 28th.  Openness and honesty was expressed in abundance through poetry, spoken word and shared personal experiences, which was truly inspiring … Continue reading Openness and Honesty Expressed at Poetic Insight

How can we look after our mental health?

Shaniqua looks back on this year's mental health focused conversation at The Kickback. With last week being Mental Health Awareness Week, mental health was the topic of conversation on May 21st.  This year, we were looking at depression, so we were joined by Richard from Mind in Croydon, who did an amazing job of getting … Continue reading How can we look after our mental health?

Mental Struggle

Following on from her Mental Health Awareness Week post and leading up to The Kickback and Poetic Insight, Shaniqua shares a poem about how it feels to struggle mentally. How can you find peace when the inner depths of you is a living hell? Your own mind determined to destroy you from inside out Send … Continue reading Mental Struggle

How I’m Battling with Myself Mentally

With it being Mental Health Awareness Week, our founder, Shaniqua, shares her experience of her mental health struggles and how they have continued to affect her. If you've followed the YPI blog and my journey over the years, you will know about my battle with self-harm and my mental battles with myself, which led to me … Continue reading How I’m Battling with Myself Mentally

What’s Coming Up in May?

May is here, which means that Mental Health Awareness Week will be taking place, which means that we will be focusing on Mental Health here at Young People Insight.  Mental health is incredibly important, but it has been neglected and not taken seriously enough for a long time.  There continues to be a lot of … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in May?

What is meant by sexual orientation?

Mhairi looks back on our conversation at The Kickback in April. We kicked off The Kickback on April 16th by discussing what we thought was meant by sexual orientation, with Shaniqua saying that she was unsure after we’d spoken upon walking in, but she would say it’s the person you’re attracted to, that you want … Continue reading What is meant by sexual orientation?