This new report shares insight into the concerns and priorities of young people around England, and outlines their vision for a better future.
Designed and led by 16- to 20-year-olds, the research identifies access to opportunities and greater support for mental health as key priorities for people aged 10 to 21. Young people around England hope that, in future, funding for youth services will be targeted to deliver greater awareness of mental health issues among teachers, more counsellors, and greater information and education for young people. They would like this change both as a preventative measure, and to help young people know where to find support that’s right for them when they need it.
This project was co-ordinated by The Young Foundation and driven by a £150,000 investment from The National Lottery Community Fund, which is the largest funder of community activity in the UK.