• ITV News: ‘Devastating impact’ COVID pandemic has had on young people

    We were very pleased to work with ITV News to tell the story of the amazing work done by Stu Thomson, a trustee of London Youth and Head of Youth Services at Oasis Hub Wateroo, and the countless youth workers like him throughout the pandemic. Click here or below to see a clip from the […]

  • Mirror: Labour calls for poorer kids to get free school meals over February half-term

    The Mirror published an article on the debate over providing young people with free school meals over the half-term holidays in February. The article quotes London Youth: Gill Goodby, interim director of engagement at London Youth, a charity working with more than 650 youth clubs across the capital, said many youngsters were suffering mental health […]

  • London News Online: Youth facing mental health crisis, London assembly hears

    London News Online quoted Rosemary in their article on the committee: Rosemary Watt-Wyness, chief executive of London Youth, said: “There are some specific concerns in London to do with space, to do with factors that were affecting young Londoners even pre-pandemic. “Young Londoners already had worse levels of emotional wellbeing. They were more likely to […]

  • London Assembly: Advocating for young people’s mental health

    On 28th January, London Youth gave evidence to the London Assembly’s Health Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Our Chief Executive Rosemary Watt-Wyness spoke to the committee about how young people have been affected, the vital role of London’s youth sector, and how City Hall could support them. […]

  • MyLondon: Clubs teeter on the brink of closure

    MyLondon has published an article on the impact of COVID-19 on the youth sector and the feared impact on violence affecting young people. The article references our report Running on Reserves, which highlighted the impact of COVID on our members. In the last six months, a report compiled by the charity London Youth found nearly […]

  • Press Release: DCMS funding for Good for Girls

    London Youth has received funding to deliver Good for Girls, a youth organisation-based mental health programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young women aged 10- to 14-years-old. We will work with partners Haptivate, Teen Yoga Foundation and Young Minds. Young women will take part in positive mental health activities in community spaces they know […]

  • Soho Bites Podcast: Maude Stanley

    Emily White, our Fundraising Manager, was a guest on the Soho Bites Podcast to discuss Maude Stanley, a pioneer of early youth work in London and a founder of one of the organisations that became London Youth. By 1870, the Elementary Education Act had been passed and you start to see schools appearing. Maude Stanley […]

  • ITV News: Marcus Rashford wants youth to enjoy ‘safe zones’ as he teams up with Burberry

    ITV News has reported on our new collaboration with Burberry to support disadvantaged young people in London. Burberry is also partnering with English international footballer and youth advocate, Marcus Rashford MBE, in joining forces with charities supporting young people across the world, empowering the voices that will shape our tomorrow, and in support of his efforts […]

  • Harper’s Bazaar: Burberry has teamed up with Marcus Rashford on a youth charity project

    Harper’s Bazaar has reported on our new collaboration with Burberry to support disadvantaged young people in London. Burberry is also partnering with English international footballer and youth advocate, Marcus Rashford MBE, in joining forces with charities supporting young people across the world, empowering the voices that will shape our tomorrow, and in support of his efforts […]