YPI Spotlight: Josephine

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on occasional Kickback participant and Poetic Insight performer, and YP Insight Family member, Josephine, a creative who is trying to spread positivity and healing through arts on social media.. Heya. My name’s Josephine, aged 22, with a mixed heritage of Ghanaian, English and Irish. I’m an Education Studies … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Josephine

YPI Spotlight: Renee Lord-Lindsay

The YPI Spotlight segment returns to shine the spotlight on YP Insight Family member and one of our trusted advisors, Renee Lord-Lindsay, who has set up her own initiative to support others and bring change to Croydon. ‘My life began to change the moment I started asking the right questions and receiving the wrong answers.’ … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Renee Lord-Lindsay

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

Participants Share Their 2017 YP Insight Experience

As we approach our final event of 2017, when we'll be looking back at another year of Young People Insight, some of the individuals who have been involved in the platform this year will be sharing their YP Insight experience in 2017.  Today, a number of the poets who performed at our celebratory Poetic Insight … Continue reading Participants Share Their 2017 YP Insight Experience

Continued Support at Poetic Insight

Every Poetic Insight is different, which is what makes every one of them special in their own way.  One thing that never changes though is the amazing young talent and constant support in the room. The support is what enables first time performers to take to the stage and do a great job.  On July … Continue reading Continued Support at Poetic Insight

Poetic Insight: Love & Hate

On Tuesday 28th February, it was time for the 'Love & Hate' edition of Poetic Insight, bringing together more special young talent who made their voices heard through poetry and spoken word. It was a beautiful night, filled with sultry sayings, emotional expressions and wonderful words.  Different ideals of love or hate, sometimes love and … Continue reading Poetic Insight: Love & Hate

Launching My Short Film: ‘What Would You Say?’

As you know, last week I launched the short film I made with youth charity, Fixers, in my hometown of Croydon, where the film was also shot back in September.  There was a good turnout, as we enjoyed an intimate gathering in Project B to watch the film and engage in discussions. The reaction to … Continue reading Launching My Short Film: ‘What Would You Say?’

The ‘One Minute in May’ Campaign

With the continuous reports of knife crime and youth violence, public awareness and youth centred organisations or initiatives are growing in importance.  These are necessary to not only prevent violent youth crimes, but also to engage the young people of this generation. The One Minute in May campaign was set up to "confront the ever-growing … Continue reading The ‘One Minute in May’ Campaign