The British Youth Council welcomes the Government’s proposal to focus mental health reforms on young people but we recognise more is needed to ensure parity of esteem for children and young people’s mental and physical health. On Monday 9th January 2017, Prime Minister, Theresa May announced measures to transform mental health support in our schools,
On Monday 19th December, I was invited to shadow the Permanent Secretary for Department for International Development (DFID), Mark Lowcock (who is the most senior Civil Servant in the department), through Whitehall Takeover. It was a really exciting day, especially given my interest in the current state of the Middle East and South East Asia.
Make Your Mark ballot is the UK Youth Parliament's annual ballot of young people. The ballot decides what Members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate in the House of Commons and vote on to be their campaign for 2017.
“The British Youth Council radically changed my career and life path. I had no idea what I wanted to do. But by volunteering with the charity, and seeing how it shapes young people's lives I now know I want to have my own career doing something similar”.