Workers Network Meeting
Durham Youth Network Conference
A very successful Durham Youth Conference was held on 29th March at The Durham Centre, Belmont. The event included a keynote speech from Joy Allen, Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham and Darlington. Our own Emma Abbott and Jack Nicholls from NE Youth led a workshop session on Youth Voice and How to Practically Involve Young People.
Isolation and Loneliness Workshop
Monday 28th March 2022
The North East Youth Alliance (NEYA) delivered a workshop on the topic of isolation and loneliness. We had 9 participants and they explored; definitions, causes and consequences, how to introduce the topic with young people, the assumptions we might make and how to involve young people.
New ideas the participants are going to take forward included;
- co-creation and collaboration
- thinking more about training young people around awareness and how this links to First Aid for Mental Health
- collaboration. not one size fits all
- exploring options to provide more training for staff and employees to make it easier to open the conversations
- adapt to meet individual needs
One participant said;
“thank you for such a thoughtful and lovely conversation in my breakout room”
It was a great workshop, with everyone taking part to explore this topic and sharing ideas and learning.
The North East Youth Alliance launched their first Clore Discover Youth leadership programme, with 11 Young Leaders participating in the programme. Discover Youth is our online programme designed to support young people discover their leadership potential and build valuable skills which can boost their confidence, accelerate their career development, and take them one step closer to making the world a better place.
The first session was held on Thursday 14th of October 2022, where the group reflected on their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and barriers and then began to find solutions to these. It was amazing to hear these young people’s aspirations, motivations and working together.