Young People’s Voice in a community setting
This section provides resources and guidance to develop and maintain young people’s voices in your setting.
Activities and Resources for Working with Young People
Here you will find a variety of resources, activities and games to use with young people covering plenty of topics including self-care, mindfulness and mental health.
NCB – Learning from HeadStart Partnerships
Collating key learning and best practice from across the six HeadStart partnerships - united in their focus on improving resilience, preventing emerging mental health problems and reducing the need for specialist services.
Peer Mentoring Toolkit
Free Toolkit for schools and communities to develop Peer Mentoring within their setting including guidance and resources. Suitable for ages 8 - 18.
Pupils’ Voice Guidance Pack
Pupil voice and participation guidance pack.
Session plans for working with young people
Here staff can find a variety of session plans and accompanying resources when working with young people. Topics include self-care, online safety, exam stress, mental health and wellbeing and many more!
Spark UK – Resources and Educational Tools to support Mental Health for all ages
relatable, easy-to-use and educational resources for all ages to support mental health. From lesson plans to videos to assemblies, we have a wide range of resources suitable for everyone.
Stress on the brain
'Stress on the Brain' is a video made by a group of students from New River College (Islington), working with SoapBox Youth Centre. They talk about stress, trauma, the effect on your brain and give tips to help stay calm in stressful situations.
Support for Young People accessing Mental Health Services
Changing Minds and EYEs (Exploring Your Emotions) are small and friendly groups, set up to ensure that young people aged 13 – 23 have an opportunity to get their voices heard where it matters most.
Talents and Interests grant for young people
Up to £300 per young person and £1000 for groups is available to support young people with their hobbies, talents or interests.
The Diana Award: Anti-Bullying Campaign
Information, resources and peer training opportunities for young people to tackle bullying in school, communities and online.
The importance of using correct pronouns for gender identity
A short and informative PowerPoint presentation from the voices and experiences of young people in Kent, about the importance of understanding and using correct gender pronouns.
Young people’s voice top tips
A one-page flyer to give brief overview of what student voice is and how to create, develop and maintain it.