A young person talks from his experience at school, where once accused of wrongdoing, it is almost impossible to defend yourself The result can ultimately end in exclusion, which to his mind defeats the point... "...basically you can't speak up, you just have to accept the punishment, even if you've done nothing wrong. Like you just have to accept it. [...]
Doreen from Elevated Minds talks about how parents are often the last people to know if a child is facing exclusion. This raises some important questions: Why? Shouldn't schools be working with parents to help deal with problems before they get to this stage? Are schools just trying to wash their hands of 'troublesome' student? Are schools failing children in [...]
... or would you rather talk with a youth worker? In a Let's Talk session held at Bede Youth Adventure Project Chris talks to young people about how they feel talking to their families about knife crime. We discover that most children feel more comfortable and less judged when talking to a youth worker.
Donya talks about how young people are often stereotyped or labelled and young people often feel judged by society, teachers, etc. She says it is far more positive and better to say, "What are your strengths?" and look at people from that perspective.
Doreen Sinclair-McCollin from Elevated Minds talks about the meaning for "Your Map is Not Your Territory" ahdn how she uses this phrase to help young people realise that with a change of mindset you can massively change your outlook as to what you can achieve. Related links: Elevated Minds Coaching
Sherifa talks about how mentoring can help with low self-esteem and lack of confidence which may stem from being born on an estate. She talks about how a change of mindset is crucial for change to take place.
Sherifa talks about how although we have ready access to many kinds of health professionals, from psychotherapists, criminologists and social workers, our society is continually on the brink of crisis, much more than in the past. Why is this so? How is it that after so many years of progress things seem to have only got worse?
A young black lady feels there is a lack of role models for young black females to look up to