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Your Mental Health is Important

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What is the OYC?

We are a group of democratically elected young people who represent the young people of Oldham. We have up to 70 members who are aged 11 – 21 and live, go to school or work in Oldham.

What do we do?

We help Oldham’s young people have their say. We work with loads of different services and organisations to make sure that young people are able to shape and influence decisions that affect our lives.

What is our goal?

–Promote opportunities for young people from across Oldham
–Raise the profile of young people
–Represent Oldham young people locally, regionally and nationally
–Campaigns on issues that effect the lives of young people.

Ask the Chair! Do you have a question or have an issue you think the Youth Council should work on?


With current restrictions Mental Health of young people is a concern for everyone.

With young people telling us, year on year, that mental health is one of the top issues young people face we have made our priority for 2020.  

We have collated resources to help young people in these strange times.  Some are COVID related, some for your specific circumstance and some jut general help for everyone. 

If you need help please do not wait to look for it.


Priorities and Campaigns


Oldham Youth Voice


Minutes of Meetings


Meetings and Events


OYC Meeting Minutes – 29/11/2023

GREATER MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH (BETH) Beth, a research assistant at Greater Manchester Mental Health, joined[…]

OYC Meeting Minutes – 15/11/2023

GM TECH ED (KEVIN SCHOLEY) Kevin, an employee of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, led[…]

OYC Meeting Minutes – 01/11/2023

NHS (KAREN, LESLIE, NEIL AND TAMOOR) We initiated our discussion with a group of dedicated[…]

OYC Meeting Minutes – 18/10/2023


Our Team

Oldham Youth Council elect Youth Councillors to take on roles to help with the day to running.
These include leadership roles, representative roles and officer roles.

Find out more

Charlotte Clasby

Youth Mayor

I was voted on to Youth Council in early 2018. I am passionate about equality and hope to help make Oldham a better place for young people.

Isaac Quinn


Hi, my name is Isaac J. Quinn, I have been a Youth Councillor since 2017. I used to be Wellbeings Officer and am now the current Chair of the Youth Council.

Penelope Spencer-Simpson

Vice Chair

I was elected to OYC in 2022 & it has perpetuated many opportunities for me to develop my ambitions of ensuring young people in Oldham are heard equally.

Prem Raghvani

Member of Youth Parliament & Communications Officer

I was elected to OYC in 2020 & have received many opportunities such as being MYP and working with young people in the North West & Nationally

Tom Penketh

Member of Youth Parliament & Priorities Officer

Ying Shi

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

Heyy! I got elected Youth Councillor and GMYCA rep Jan and Feb of 2022. I want decisions to be made in the interest of young people and for the future of young people.

Louie Wild

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

Leo Nicholson

GMYCA Representative

Aaliyah Ahmed

GMYCA Representative, Campaigns Officer & Inclusivity Officer

Working hard to make change for the people of Oldham!

Jennifer Whitcombe

Wellbeings Officer

Contact us

If you would like to join the youth council, just want to find out what we’re doing or how you can get involved please use the form below and we’ll get right back to you.