With the upcoming conversation on Social Expectations at The Kickback, Mhairi shares her thoughts and experiences on the topic. Personally, as someone who works mostly with those who don’t follow the norms and expectations of society, I cannot understand why so many are under an apparent spell of people-pleasing and constantly trying to give society … Continue reading Defying Society’s Expectations
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
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
On April 17th, the conversation at The Kickback was focused on youth violence. As this topic was chosen by Jamal Khan, he led out on the night - "I don't only want to find a solution... I feel this is a form of therapy for young people." With this in mind, Jamal expressed that he … Continue reading What thoughts do you have on youth violence?
After an unintentional month away, I was excited to be back at my YP Insight events, expanding my mindset and hearing from great people. On March 27th, The Kickback provided its usual intriguing and dynamic conversation, taking a crazy amount of twists and turns as we spoke on the topic of 'Purpose'. I'm not going … Continue reading What are your thoughts on purpose?
On October 18th, it was time to talk all about sex. From the very beginning, it was interesting to see how different our thought processes were when it came to sex, whether it was the word sex itself or who we thought were the sexiest individuals. As part of a warm-up to the discussion, I … Continue reading Discussing Sex at the YP Insight Forum
September 21st is The International Day of Peace and it was highlighted on Croydon Radio's 'Inside Story Radio Show' on September 16th. I feature on the 'Inside Story Radio Show' every month to give updates on Young People Insight and this month, it was requested that I ask young people the question, "How do you … Continue reading How do you think we can make our society more peaceful?
Although reported youth unemployment figures have decreased over the past two years, it is a recurring problem that needs to be effectively addressed. The Conservatives are continuously making cuts, that not only affect young people but also wider society, and they now want to cut benefits for unemployed 18 to 21-year-olds. These cuts could have … Continue reading Why cutting benefits is not the solution for youth unemployment