• 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: 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 […]

  • Young Londoners get creative to stop the spread of COVID-19

    The pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives this year and we have all had to change the way we live. With London’s COVID-19 rates increasing, London Youth and Partnership for Young London have come together to launch a creative campaign by young people to raise awareness of the current rules. Evidence has […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dare London is recruiting for 2020-2021

    Recruitment for Dare London 2020/2021 is now closed.  What is Dare London? Dare London is the youth board for London Youth. A central part of London Youth, Dare London ensure the organisation is relevant and responsive to young people across the capital. Dare London’s main activities include:  Ensuring young people’s voices are at the heart […]

  • Young Londoners lead their own projects on mental health – blog part one

    London Youth Microgrants provide up to £400 funding to encourage young people to create a project that promotes or raises awareness of positive mental health and wellbeing in their community. So far this year, 33 pots of funding have been awarded, with 15 pots still available to our members.   In the lead up to our fourth round of funding in […]

  • Young people are supporting one other through social distancing

    Our youth advisory board, Dare London, meets once a month for 3 hours at our office. Every meeting sees at least 18 young people in the room discussing topics from local programme design to co-ordinating responses to issues affecting young people. And, in the midst of all this, our office turns into a youth club for […]

  • Dare Londoner, Curtis, reflects on his visit to Ebony Horse Club

    As part of the London Youth Quality Mark, members of our youth advisory board Dare London, have the opportunity to come along on Young Assessor visits. In February, Curtis joined our Membership Development Officer Nicole on a visit to Ebony Horse Club. Nicole – Why did you apply to become a young assessor? Curtis – […]