19 September, 2017
Have Your Say on Mental Health
UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning.
Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) are elected annually in every part of the UK. There are currently 3 MYPs and 3 deputy MYPs in Gloucestershire.
A large part of the MYPs' role is to work to give young people a voice – listening to marginalised groups, organising events, making films, meeting MPs, lobbying for change, organising campaigns and appearing in the media, all to amplify the views of their peers.
Gloucestershire MYPs are looking at support around mental health for young people, particularly within schools. In order to reach a wide audience and to gather opinions from young people around the county they have devised a survey which aims to help them to decide what the main areas of concern are for young people in Gloucestershire.
They then pledge to :
work to bring up such concerns with schools across the county and raise awareness of the issue.
Please can you help by distributing this survey to young people in Gloucestershire - or completing the survey if you are a young person.
You can access the survey here > MYP Survey Mental Health Support in Schools 2017