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Mental Health During COVID

Support and Services Over the last few years, Mental Health has been one of the most important issues to young people in Oldham in the Make Your Mark ballot. This need is even greater now we are in lock down due to the Coronavirus. We have made a list of some services available to young …

Oldham Youth Council Election Results

Below are the results from our 2020 elections Failsworth and Hollinwood Aaliyah Ahmed – Oasis Academy Oldham Vitya jade Devonport – Oasis Academy Oldham Rahmat Folami – Oasis Academy Oldham Sophie Jones – Oldham College Haider-Ali Mahmood – Oasis Academy Oldham Humaira Mahmood – Oasis Academy Oldham Arren Mitchell-Kew – Co-operative Academy Failsworth Oldham East …

Youth Mayor Memoirs – Oct 2019

The current Youth Mayor of Oldham is Samah Khalil. Samah attends events with Cllr Alexander, the Worshipful the Mayor of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, meeting residents and seeing the amazing work that goes on in our communities. Below is brief summary of what she has been up to in October. October has been another jam …

Chair’s Chronicles – October 2019

The current Chair of Oldham Youth Council is Tia Henderson. Tia’s role is to lead the Youth Council either in our meetings, during campaigns or meeting with decision makers. Below is brief summary of what the Youth Council has been up to in the past month. September seemed to fly by, Oldham Youth Council have …

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 …

kerrching funding

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 …