How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 2

Daniel Munroop continues to open up about his struggle with poor mental health and how fitness played a part in saving him. This is Life I dropped out of university in my second year. I had no interest in the subject and no interest in life. Relationships became broken and I fell into a dark … Continue reading How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 2

How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 1

Daniel Munroop opens up about his struggle with poor mental health and how fitness played a part in saving him. In order to be “successful’ you must have a university degree. This is was a big part of growing up for me. Although those exact words may not have been said, they were certainly engraved … Continue reading How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 1

What social expectations would you change?

Shaniqua looks back on a thought-provoking and entertaining conversation at The Kickback, which focused on social expectations. The Kickback returned for the first time in August since 2016 for another big conversation, this time on the topic of Social Expectations.  Leading out on the 20th was Vanessa, as this was the topic of her choice. Vanessa … Continue reading What social expectations would you change?

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

Telling My Truth

Truth is one of the main elements at the centre of Young People Insight, with young people being encouraged to tell their truths in their own words.  That is tell their truth without distortion from the media or pressure to say the right thing from others; just raw, unadulterated truth. As the founder of Young … Continue reading Telling My Truth

Matthew Don continues to make moves to pursue his dream

Last year, 21-year-old Croydon native, Matthew Don, was preparing to play college basketball at Cameron University in the United States.  Now, he is preparing to play professional basketball in Spain, making yet another move on the journey to make his dreams come true. Matthew played the position of Power Forward/Center during his year at Cameron … Continue reading Matthew Don continues to make moves to pursue his dream

Why cutting benefits is not the solution for youth unemployment

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