We've brought back the YPI Spotlight segment to shine a light on Poetic Insight veteran and YP Insight Family member, Jessica Stevens, who has found light in darkness through her poetry and most of all, her daughter. Hi all, my name is Jessica Stevens. I’m a 22-year-old poet, spoken word artist and musician in Mitcham. … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Jessica Stevens
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?
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?
The clocks have gone forward and the sun is shining longer, which means that spring is officially here! Spring is a great season, with beautiful blossoms blowing in the air and of course, more great YPI events. You're going to love what we've got in store for you this month. The Kickback We've got another … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in April?
In this month's YPI Spotlight segment, we shine the spotlight on Poetic Insight favourite and enthusiastic member of the YP Insight Family member, Aadam Speaks, who is using his voice to change the world. ‘Let’s start putting the word human into humanity.’ My name is Adam Khaliq - also known as Aadam Speaks - I am … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Aadam Speaks
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?
I’m Mhairi Potts-Wyatt, 22 years old and work with autistic children in both primary and secondary settings. I am an advocate for mental health awareness with a passion for writing and particularly poetry. I started writing through a blog and only last year began performing some of what I’d written, having broken my leg and … Continue reading Meet Our First Team Member