What makes a healthy relationship? – Part 1

The conversation at The Kickback on November 20th was all about Healthy Relationships, which I knew was going to be a great conversation, but I wasn't prepared for how great it was going to be.  There was a whole lot of ground covered and a whole lot we couldn't even get to - we genuinely … Continue reading What makes a healthy relationship? – Part 1

Let’s Talk About Goals

It was all about goals at The Kickback on July 24th, as we thought about the goals we had and goals we could aspire to after hearing from positive, inspiring young people. To start the conversation, I asked what a goal is.  Mhairi made us all laugh with her witty response: "Where you aim in … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Goals

Celebrating Peace at The Kickback / Poetic Insight

"What will happen if we focus on peace for a week?" was the thinking Katie Rose had that led to her to developing and organising Croydon's first ever Festival of Peace.  On June 19th, we focused on peace by combining The Kickback with Poetic Insight, as part of the programme for the festival. "This project … Continue reading Celebrating Peace at The Kickback / Poetic Insight

What thoughts do you have on youth violence?

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?

What are your thoughts on purpose?

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?

What is Happiness?

For the first time, I could not be at The Kickback , so I was unable to take my usual notes.  However, Naomi Gabriel took over in my absence and here she provides insight into the conversation. The Kickback’s theme on February 20th theme was ‘What is Happiness?’ As Shaniqua was away in Belgium, Stephen … Continue reading What is Happiness?

Looking Back at Two Years of Young People Insight

I can't believe it has been two years already; time has flown by ridiculously fast.  Thinking back to my first forum (as it was known then) in January 2016, when I had finally thrown myself into the deep end and was getting an idea of what people wanted for the platform, I never imagined how … Continue reading Looking Back at Two Years of Young People Insight

January 2018 Means Two Years of Young People Insight

Happy New Year beautiful people!  I hope the start of 2018 has been good for you and that great things will be in store for you this year.  Unfortunately, I've started of this year with the flu, combined with feelings of stress and self-doubt, but I'm fighting to believe in myself and put plans in … Continue reading January 2018 Means Two Years of Young People Insight