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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

Headstarters - Alex's Blog

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June /July 2015 My name is Alex, and this is my journey. I am ten years old and I attend Stock Bridge Village Primary school. I joined the Head Starters group because I was interested in mental health. Over the past three months I have been attending Head start meetings in the Our Place building. These meetings involved us doing a lot of research on Mental Health to help us understand what it means to us. This involved us looking on the internet and talking in groups about our experiences. At first not everyone would share their feelings in the…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

Knowsley Youth Parliament - Danielle's Blog September 2015

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Make your Mark is Youth Parliament’s annual ballot which gives young people the opportunity to express what issues matter to them. There are a range of topics on the ballot paper, and people aged 11-18 are asked to choose the topic which they think is most important; one they think needs to be campaigned on by the UK Youth Parliament. The most popular 5 topics chosen by young people will be debated on at the UKYP’s House of Commons sitting, and the winning issue will be campaigned about in the forthcoming year. Last year, 875,000 11-18 year olds participated in…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

Knowsley Youth Parliament - Jordan's Blog September 2015

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As part of the Make Your Mark campaign, I went into my school (Kirkby High) and spoke directly to my head teacher (Mr Leyland). We discussed my role as a Youth Parliament member and the push to get 4,000 votes in the Knowsley area. The school had already signed up with the British Youth Council for all year 11 students to vote in this campaign. However, I spoke to the head teacher about the importance of giving the whole school a voice and the chance to become involved in a national campaign. Mr Leyland agreed and gave me the task…
Monday, 07 September 2015 00:00

Knowsley Youth Parliament - Jordan's Blog

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Written by Jordan Butler As a member of Youth Parliament, I recently attended a meeting with three local councillors in the Kirkby area.(Cllr Terence Garland, Cllr Michael Murphy and Cllr Eddie Connor)   This was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our recent campaign work. After introducing myself I spent some time talking through our campaigns of work. This allowed me to gain some feedback and advice to help us plan future campaigns with regard to local issues. This meeting proved valuable to us as it added a different dimension to our work. With a vast level of experience the…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:00

World Merit Day

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If you follow me on any of my social media accounts or have had a general chat with me recently, you would of heard by now, in a very enthusiastic manner, that I have been selected to be one of the 24 young global leaders to be part of Merit Next; World Merit’s year-long Leadership Development Programme. I will be undertaking training, collaboration and communication which will then lead to working on solutions to tackle global issues. The programme will be split in to 3 sections; 2 weeks spent in Liverpool and London, 11 months online mentoring by highly experienced…
Friday, 23 May 2014 00:00

Awareness Calendar

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HELPING RAISE AWARENESS Did you know last week (19th - 25th) was dedicated to helping raise awareness on Dementia? Were you aware the week before that (12th - 18th) was Mental Health Awareness week? Also, did you know that next month is dedicated to raising awareness on key issues revolved around Men's Health?  If not, not to worry. I was in the exact same boat up until several days ago, when I looked up the awareness calendar for the UK and I was suddenly filled with days, weeks and months purely dedicated on raising awarenss on certain issues. I was…
I'll begin with telling you what ‘Youthforia’ is; Youthforia is an 8 weekly meeting held with local youth forums and councils from areas within the Northwest. It gives the MYP’s, DMYP’s and those involved with their local youth forums a chance to come together and collate different ideas and suggestions as to what we can work on to improve the lives of young people in our communities. The meetings also consist of workshops enhancing our skills – whether that be writing to a local Lord, running a campaign or even skills on the best way to communicate with peers.  The meetings, overall, I feel…

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Kirkby Area

Address: Westvale Community Centre,
Richard Hesketh Drive, L32 0TZ
Contact Number: 0151 443 4466

Huyton Area

Address: The Youthy,
Woolfall Heath Ave, L36 3YE
Contact Number: 0151 443 5333

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Contact Number: 0151 443 5323

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Bryer Road, L35 5DW
Contact Number: 0151 443 4542

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