News from: No5 Young People
Safe spaces, support, confidentiality and community – findings from new report on young people’s needs.
A local snapshot of the voices of young people, reflective of the national picture about mental health, early intervention, and knife crime, has been published in a report by No5 Young People. The report summarises the work of No5’s ‘Restart Youth!’ project, made possible through funding from The National Lottery Community Fund distributed by Blagrave Trust.
The project was devised and delivered by young, lived experience leaders from No5 alongside under-represented groups of young people, who took part in trusting and transparent conversations about their needs. The report was also compiled and written by young people. The findings of this project sit alongside No5’s Young Ambassadors ‘The Impact of COVID-19: The Voice of Young People’ report, compiled in September 2020.
The report provides simple and actionable solutions to the increasingly serious mental health challenges faced by young people especially in relation to loneliness, gang membership and knife crime. The young people who took part in this study were consistently clear on what solutions for early intervention and prevention they need. These are safe spaces, support, confidentiality and community.
The report is free to download here.
-For more information please visit www.no5.org.uk.
-Young people struggling with their mental health can talk to a trained counsellor via No5 Young People’s Helpline. Text TALK followed by your first name and postcode to 07786 202430 to request a call.