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

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?

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?

What is consent?

On March 19th, it was time for an in-depth conversation about Consent after touching on it during our conversation on Healthy Relationships last November.  It was a conversation that was always going to be interesting, but it turned out to be incredibly informative as well. We were well-informed by Lucy from arts charity Tender, who … Continue reading What is consent?

What does self-love mean to you?

When self-love became a significant talking point during our conversation on healthy relationships last November, we knew we had to have a conversation dedicated solely to self-love, which happened at The Kickback on February 19th.   Mhairi led out on a deep, intriguing conversation that had us all engaged and thinking hard. To warm us up, … Continue reading What does self-love mean to you?

Looking Back on 2018 as we Move Forward to 2019

It was our final event of the year on December 18th, as we came together in Urban XChange Bar & Grill to look back at 2018, and make plans for moving forward in 2019.  As it was the final event of the year, we of course had poetry and spoken word as well, bringing The … Continue reading Looking Back on 2018 as we Move Forward to 2019

Looking Back on 2018: A Year of Two Parts

For me, its been a year of two parts at Young People Insight.  Part of it was on a downer and the other part was on the up, which I think had more to do with me than the platform itself. I struggled a lot with YPI at the early stages of this year and … Continue reading Looking Back on 2018: A Year of Two Parts