We recently spoke to Urban Heard, a youth-led community interest company that works with young people to
- build resilience
- implement prevention and
- provide an effective solution to risky behaviours
and attitudes of young people in today’s world.
They work on unique 3 staged model.
- Deliver workshops on youth lifestyle issues like alcohol, drugs
- Recruit and train young people to equip them with skills to engage with other young people
- Organise community events to engage young people and raise awareness about different issues affecting young people
Their recent projects include alcohol, legal highs, cannabis, mental health, gambling, healthy relationships and sexual health. They can be contacted at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Telephone: 0121 679 8575
It was good to know what a difference young people of Solihull are making. As a parent puts it ‘It’s very POSITIVE’
Keep up the good work! We would love to share it with more parents…
Young people are our future and we attended Young Solihull AGM to get to know more. It was fascinating to meet the group. Theo Thompson from the team shared work by various youth groups and the vision of community TV which would display what youth groups in the community do and motivate others to join. He emphasised use of social media to compliment other ways of publicity in community work as most people are on their mobiles these days.
MAD House team was represented by Nicola Brady. They are doing a phenomenal work in community development by providing provision for 11-18 years in the field of Music, Art and Dance.
We then met Wesley Thomas from Aspired Limited. They build up practical skills for young people interested in music, DJ services. They provide accreditions in the field and help young people find jobs. Finding jobs has been a challenge.
We also had an update from Early Help team. They can be contacted at 0121 709 7000. Direct Work team provides focussed support to young people with child sexual workers and youth offending team with them. Community Development wing provides support to already exisiting community groups those serve children, young people and families. Community Capacity team works to build up skills in the community.
The evening had a perfect ending by a video made by young people. They shared what young people in Solihull like and not like about Solihull. They were confident and we can move ahead by listening to and working with them.