Developing An Understanding of Sexual Orientation

As we get ready to talk about Sexual Orientation at The Kickback, Mhairi shares her thoughts and experiences in relation to the topic to get the conversation started. Sexuality and sexual orientation is a hugely controversial topic for so many, but it is something we consider when talking about equality. Yet I’m sure many of … Continue reading Developing An Understanding of Sexual Orientation

What are your thoughts on mental health?

Taking inspiration from Mental Health Awareness Week, mental health was the theme of this month's forum.  On May 16th, we were joined by Geoff and Joan from Off The Record, a charity "founded in 1994 to provide free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon area," who provided another … Continue reading What are your thoughts on mental health?

The Importance of Love in Young People Insight

As you my already know, it's all about love this month at Young People Insight, with love being at the centre of the topics for our forum and poetry night. Despite love being the focus of our topics for February, love is at the core of Young People Insight all throughout the year.  It is … Continue reading The Importance of Love in Young People Insight

Are young people out of touch with the older generation?

In our current society, there is frequent discussions about whether young people are out of touch with the older generation, or if it is the other way around. You will always get different view points or perspectives, but I think that it goes both ways.  These two generations have gotten extremely out of touch with … Continue reading Are young people out of touch with the older generation?

Why are there more girls self-harming than boys?

When looking into self-harm, what stuck with me most was that the number of girls self-harming is significantly higher than the number of boys.  It really got me thinking and all I wanted to understand was why?  Does it have something to do with a female's inability to deal with stress, or their desire to … Continue reading Why are there more girls self-harming than boys?

The Self-Harm Issue

A couple of months ago, I read an article on The Guardian website about self-harm and I was shocked to the core about how commonplace it is among young people.  Self-harm really is more common than we think and it is becoming more prevalent. According to a World Health Organisation collaborative study, the last decade … Continue reading The Self-Harm Issue