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Mental health and young people

If you’re in a room of 10 young people aged 16-24, probably 2 of them are likely to have mental health issues. This was one of the shocking statistic that came out of a mental health awareness event run this week. More shocking still the statistic that 50% of all people with mental health issues report […]

attachment theory, CBT, Eureka, Young people,
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Should young people have to do community service?

The government’s announced this week that its policy is to have young people (18-21) not in employment, education or training (NEET) do community service for 30 hours a week. This would affect the approximately 50,000 young people who are currently “NEET” Voltaire said “work saves us from 3 great evils; Boredom, Vice and Need” and he […]

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Are the government really helping NEET young people?

“Isn’t it amazing that the government make announcements (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17104998) of schemes to help NEET young people without a trace of irony !? Is it not bizarre that the government are now pouring millions into youth unemployment and NEET young people when they have so recently slashed much of the youth provision and infrastructure that was […]

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Self possessed, confident and passionate – today’s young people!

With all the bad press about young people, dysfunctional hoodies and disruptive “youffs”, what a joy it was to be the chair of the judges at the Rotary “Youth Speaks” district finals in Wheathampstead. The young people were self possessed confident, passionate and sincere. They spoke about a range of thoughtful, even philosophical topics such as “The image […]

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NEET young people’s view of government work initiative

We asked some of the NEET young people on our course what there reactions were to the government initiative for young people – here are their reactions ! Vicki – “I totally agree with the government as most youngsters nowadays are either just sitting in all day watching television and playing video games, or getting […]

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