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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 minutes – 10/07/2024

Reflections: Chris stressed the importance of fulfilling commitments and promises made at Youth Council sessions.[…]


OYC minutes – Youth Mayor Making

Welcome and introduction: The Mayor (Cllr Chauhan OBE) entered the Council Chamber and was accompanied[…]

OYC minutes – 12/06/2024

Social Value of Oldham: YCllrs were visited by consultants from Social Value Portal, and a[…]

OYC minutes – 29/05/2024

Consultation planning: At the last priorities meeting, it was decided that there was no motion[…]

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

Youth Mayor Elect

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


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.

Leah Darr

Vice Chair

I’m the current Vice Chair of Oldham Youth Council, Elected in 2022, I am dedicated to continually make change within youth action & within Oldham!

Louie Wild

Member of Youth Parliament

Ying Shi

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.

Lucy Richmond

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament & Communications Officer

Hi! I was elected in 2024 and I’m looking forward to serving the people of Oldham as DMYP and Comms Officer!

Anayah Naz

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

‘I love musical theatre, rollercoasters, drama, and charity work. When I’m not performing or volunteering, I’m hanging out with friends, making memories and spreading joy wherever I go!

Hassan Jabbar

GMYCA Representative

I was elected onto OYC in January 2024 and I am passionate about representing the youth and voicing there thoughts.

Aaliyah Ahmed

GMYCA Representative

Working hard to make change for the people of Oldham!

Prem Raghvani

Economy 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

Community Officer & Deputy Communications Officer

I was elected in 2021/22 and since then, I have strived to work for better opportunities for the young people of our town. Everyone has a voice and the right to be heard.

Adam Hussain

Health Officer

I have been lucky enough to be representing as a Health Officer for the Oldham Youth Council, I will make it my priority to make a difference for health for people of all ages within Oldham and hopefully the UK

Dylan Davison

Deputy Economy Officer

Sage Stones

Deputy Community Officer

Sage adores music, her cat Sabrina, and the TV series “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural.” Whether lost in melodies, cuddling with Sabrina, or immersed in thrilling adventures on screen, her vibrant spirit shines through in every moment.

Zaynab Ikram

Deputy Health 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.