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Mental Health and I

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our very own Comms Officer, Liam Harris, has published an article about Mental Health on medium.com. Below is a short excerpt. Mental Health. It is something we all have, no matter who we are. To some, it may be a blooming rose, gleaming at the sight of an …

16-18 Bus Survey

Later this year the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, plans to introduce free bus travel for young people in the Greater Manchester area.  Please help us to understand how this might affect you by completing this short survey.  Click on the link below, complete the survey, and you can be entered into a prize draw …

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Kerrching Award Grants 2019

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund awards are back for 2019. What It Is: Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund aims to provide opportunities for young people in their leisure time that will improve positive outcomes for children and young people living in Oldham. The fund …

A Standard Day: Mental Health Training

A Standard Day: Mental Health Training was a collaborative project between Oldham Youth Council and Oldham Theatre Workshop.  The training, that took place between 26th November 2018 and 7th December 2018, offered 12 interactive workshops delivered to professionals and adults working with or caring for children and young people.  The 2 hour workshops included a …

Make Your Mark 2018

Oldham’s report from the 2018 consultation.

Adopt a Monkey

Oldham Youth Council once had a campaign called purple monkey washing machine (check out the I love Me page for more info).  Back then we drafted in our friends, the purple sock monkeys, to help get our point across.  After all their hard work we now think they deserve some R&R living with an amazing …

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

It is with great pride that we can now share that we have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services! It is an amazing honour and a credit to the hundreds of young people who have volunteered over the past 12 years! At the time of print we think that we are the only …

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Week Commencing 14th May, Menatl Health Awareness Week, saw us release our series of camouflage body paint images.  These images were part of a project in collaboration with Oldham Theatre Workshop and centred around poung people’s mental health.  Working with the amazing Emma Cammack (http://www.emmacammack.net/) a project was set up using body painting techniques to …

Our Article

As a response to Claire Fox’s views on votes at 16, published in the The MJ Magazine, our Chair produced an amazing article.  It answers the questions about why young people haven’t taken to the streets, why age limits of on buying alcohol shouldn’t be taken as an argument not to lower the voting age …

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Kerrching Award Grants

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund awards are back for 2018.  The application form is now live and can be downloaded by clicking this button Download Here What It Is: Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund aims to provide opportunities for young people in their leisure …