The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. A youth-led charity, we empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

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The Government have announced a new pledge to ensure every secondary school in the country will be offering Mental Health First Aid training by 2020. The British Youth Council welcome the Government’s announcement, which follows the Youth Select Committee’s recommendation for mandatory training for teachers on young people’s mental health. The British Youth Council’s Youth

Research carried out by the British Youth Council’s UK Young Ambassadors has concluded that young people are ‘worried’ and ‘uncertain’ about the future because of Brexit. The new report, which launched on Monday 10th July 2017, also concludes that 50% of young people felt the world was changing for the worst, with only 35% feeling

Bloggers, social media companies and academics are among those giving evidence to the Youth Select Committee on 7 and 14 July. The Committee is conducting an inquiry into Body Image and the impact it has on the well-being of children and young people. This topical issue was chosen by the Youth Select Committee, after almost

The British Youth Council are excited to welcome the new minister responsible for youth policy, Tracey Crouch MP. Crouch is taking over the Office for Civil Society following the departure of Rob Wilson who has been in charge of the brief since 2014. The British Youth Council have worked under various Government departments since 2011