Not having a Merry Christmas?

Not having a Merry Christmas?

For most of us, Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends. But for people living on their own or struggling with mental health issues, it can be a difficult time of year. If you are not looking forward to the Christmas, and not just the Grinches amongst...
Standing up to internet trolls

Standing up to internet trolls

The anonymous nature of the internet allows for the bullies to operate without accountability or fear of punishment. Indeed, the self-creation of profiles allows user to pose as anyone (or no-one) and the nature of public platforms allows one post, or one user, to...
Youth Work for All

Youth Work for All

“[It is] intrinsic in youth work to challenge oppressive structures” T. de St Croix, 2016. At the 2019-2020 Oxfordshire Youth Youth Work Conference we explored how and why youth work should be inclusive. To begin with it was necessary to explore what being inclusive...
5 reasons to celebrate young people

5 reasons to celebrate young people

A quick look at recent news articles about young people highlights some of the common challenges and stereotypes that they face today. You will read about the pressures of academic achievement, the mental health crisis, and the risk of knife crime and exploitation....