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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.


–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.


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 – 25/01/2023

PARTICIPATION FRAMEWORK Jodie (Head of Youth Service) was tasked by Oldham Council to write an[…]

OYC Meeting Minutes – 11/01/2023

Speech Writing & Delivery Our chair, Charlotte, ran a workshop lasting roughly half of the[…]

2022 Yearly Recap & December 2022 Recap

Happy 2023 folks! See below our December 2022 Monthly Recap & 2022 Yearly Recap. We[…]

November Monthly Recap

See below our November Monthly Recap slideshow. You can view it below as a PDF.[…]

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

Hamra Hanif-Ali

Youth Mayor

I was elected in April 2018, with an opportunity to be heard. I am passionate about climate change and equal pay for equal work.

Charlotte Clasby


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

Vice Chair

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 Vice Chair of the Youth Council.

Zoe Cummins

Member of Youth Parliament & Inclusivity Officer

I am passionate about ensuring that the voices of all young people in Oldham are heard, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or religion.

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

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament & Priorities Officer

Louie Wild

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

Callum Oliver

GMYCA Representative

Ying Shi

GMYCA Representative

Aaliyah Ahmed

Events & Wellbeings Officer

Joshua Aspin

Campaigns 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.