How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

Shaniqua continues to look back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. It was a real big conversation on June 18th, which means that I had to divide the write up into two parts, but that just means double the gems and knowledge for you. There is just so much to be … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

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

YPI Spotlight: Jessica Stevens

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

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 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?

YPI Spotlight: Aadam Speaks

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

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?

Meet Our First Team Member

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