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People needed for Right Here project

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi everyone, we've been contacted by the Mental Health Foundation to look for people who might be interested in working with them on their 5 year project 'Right Here'.


Hi,

Our names are Carly and Kim. We are the young people’s participation workers for Right Here. Right Here aims to create fresh ways of reducing stigma and original means of ensuring that teenagers and young people are looking after their emotional health in ways they think will work and in places they like to go to (e.g. schools, youth clubs, sports centres).

We are looking for 16-25 years olds to work with us in an exciting 5-year project. If you are 16-25 years old; passionate about having a voice and having a say about ways that will really help young people when they are feeling down, stressed, upset and worried and are willing to give up some of your time to work with us, this could be a great opportunity for you!
You will help make a difference; meet other young people with similar interests; have opportunities of accredited training and work experience for your CV, and be rewarded for your participation and commitment. If you become part of the specialist advisory board, we will pay for your travel costs to London, food and drinks and also pay for someone to support you or a friend to accompany you, if that would make you feel more comfortable.

So, if you are interested in being involved there are two ways you can do this. You can be part of a UK wide specialist young person’s advisory board who will meet up face to face every 4 months in London. Or, you can be a member of the virtual group and have your say as a member of the forum on our website.

The date of the first advisory board meeting is Saturday 13th December between 12.00pm-3.00pm at the Mental Health Foundation office in London. So put that date in your diary now!

Please go to www.right-here.org.uk/young-people to request an application pack. You will need to complete the application by Friday 21st November so get on line today! We look forward to hearing from you.

From Carly and Kim :)

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    can a youth support worker get involved that does not quite reach the 16-25 age group?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm not sure but you may find that if you contact them directly they'd be able to talk about how you could get involved. The contact page is here and it's worth a try :)

    http://www.right-here.org.uk/contact-us/
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanks will have a look later. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That looks really good. I've filled in the online form to get an application pack.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what about those of us who are not 16-25?

    Is there any way older peeps can help?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's not something YouthNet are involved other than advertising the scheme, so I would contact them to ask - I'm afraid I wouldn't know anymore than the website explains, sorry, no more than a request that was passed over to me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah me too, it looks really interesting
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thats ok jim v just thought that as a qualified youth support worker I could offer some help.

    :)

    By the way I like this site best so far!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh, I wish I was a bit younger but hey I dont feel the age I am hehe
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blimey, just seen all the questions from the application form! It looks well scary, like a job application or something. I'm going to do it over the weekend as the deadline was extended by a week. Lots of big spaces to fill.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've applied now. It took me ages to do the form, I hope they pick me as I feel really passionately about this.
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