• Wellbeing in lockdown – what works? 

    During the third national lockdown, many of us have been trying to look after our wellbeing and mental health. Lockdown, coupled with the colder, darker days, have meant we are all finding this one more challenging. In fact, when we asked our Youth Board, all of them said that this lockdown has been the toughest.   1. Sticking to a good […]

  • Blog: Coming of age in London – what it means to me

    To me, coming of age doesn’t necessarily mean becoming an adult. It means being able to think for myself and make my own decisions. It means finally being comfortable in myself. 2021 has already been a rough year for me and many other people. The new year didn’t exactly feel new; it felt like we […]

  • Blog: New Year, new opportunity, new hope for young Londoners

    For those of us who work in, and on behalf of, the capital’s youth sector, 2021 will be the most important year in our careers. The pandemic has caused the biggest dip in the economy in 300 years, young people will bear the brunt of the impact in terms of lost opportunities, and the majority of the […]

  • Blog: An attempt at digital marketing, perhaps more

    Amina is a member of our Youth Board and now sits on the London Youth Board of Trustees as a young advisor. She is also a young leader at our member Shpresa Programme where she is currently co-facilitating and co-leading the Keeping it Wild programme. As part of Keeping it Wild Amina was one of […]

  • Blog: Why I’m shaving my head to support young Londoners

    On December 5th Charlee will be shaving her head to raise funds for London Youth. She tells us a bit more about herself and why she’s chosen to take on this particular challenge for London Youth. Hi everyone, I’m Charlee, I’m 27 years old and have lived in London my whole life, I am currently […]

  • Being a youth worker in 2020

    Jo Hrabi, Youth Empowerment Coordinator at Cambridge House, was the winner of the Youth Professional of the Year at the London Youth Awards in November 2019. One year on, we interviewed Jo about the experience of being a youth worker in 2020. What was the situation for youth work and the youth sector in London […]

  • Why young Londoners need sport now more than ever

    My first experience of Youth Work Week has been anything but normal, in the midst of a pandemic and the start of our second national lockdown. But, as we pause face-to-face delivery, I have no doubt that youth organisations will continue to step up, make adaptations and support young people however they can; whether it’s […]

  • Black History Month: Conflict, courage and campaigning

    Throughout October, we’ll be showcasing a series of blogs to mark Black History Month, giving a range of perspectives from the London Youth team and our board. My sister is a writer. She is also a northerner and a mixed heritage woman; proud of her Yorkshire and Nigerian roots. We sometimes talk about ideas for […]

  • Black History Month: there’s power in our history

    Throughout October, we’ll be showcasing a series of blogs to mark Black History Month, giving a range of perspectives from the London Youth team and our board. These days I feel really comfortable talking about my race, but when I was younger it was a different story. People used to take the mick out of […]