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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 ChairThe Youth Councillor who runs the meeting, heads up the organisation and has the casting vote. Or something to sit on but probably the first one on our site :-)… More produced an amazing article.  It answers …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 02/05/18

WELCOME Apologies:- Nathan W., Katie W., Fawaz, Jasmine R., Isaac Q. Samah started off the meeting with Lightning Talks. DIRECTOR FOR EDUCATION AND EARLY YEARS Andrew Sutherland, the Director for Education and Early Years, came into the Youth Council meeting to talk about his job and past experiences. Giving an insight to his past, Andrew …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 18/04/18

WELCOME Apologies:- Anisa K., Joe W., Jasmine R., Khadiija A. Samah started off the meeting with Lightning Talks, which were taken by Jade C., Katie R. and Melissa D.   MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATIONConsultation is when members of an organisation gather information/feedback from members of the public or group on a project or scheme. More Jodie …

kerrching funding

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 …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 21/03/18

WELCOME Apologies:- Nayema K., Alex R., Khadija A., Amber C. The meeting started with the Lightning Talks by Isabelle A. and Steff M.   SUICIDE AWARENESS Kelly Thorpe from Papyrus has come in to an OYCOldham Youth Council More to talk about Stress, Suicide Awareness and Self Care. Papyrus is a charity that helps people …

Meet the Youth Councillors – Nathan Randles

Hi, I’m Nathan, the health officer on Oldham Youth Council. I started in a separate group called Barrier Breaker’s, a youth group for people with additional needs. I was later co-opted onto the youth Council, and once the officer posts became available I delivered a speech and was elected by my fellow youth councillor’s to …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 07/03/18

WELCOME Apologies :- Katie W., Sarah N., Nathan W., Jade C. The meeting began with Samah’s Lightning Talks, but due to it being mocks week, all three lightning talks for this meeting were postponed from the next meeting (21/03/18).   LMI Jonathan Burbridge and a team from Positive Steps came in to talk about Work …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 21/02/18

WELCOME Apologies :- Katie W., Joe H., Amber C. Samah started the meeting with Lightning Talks. DMYP ELECTIONS Tonight held the DMYPDeputy Member of Youth Parliament – The Deputy Member of Youth Parliament is the first year of a two year role, which allows the elected members to learn about the role and step in …

Meet the Youth Councillors – Shariq Ali Ashraf

A long time ago (that being 2014) in a galaxy far, far away (Chadderton) 14 year old me joined the youth council, for over 2 of those years I didn’t really have the confidence to speak up in meetings, but then something clicked into place somewhere and I learnt to just be myself, which unbeknownst …