LINK project Celebrates Mental Health Champions

‘Be the change in children and young people’s mental health’ was the theme of this exciting & stimulating conference, organised by the LINK Project, celebrating the success of the project which has been running for over a year.   “The lectures were focused around the little things we can do as practitioners to make a difference in a child or… Read more →

MAP celebrates differences with PRIDE

“Love & acceptance for all!” chanted young people involved with MAP as 10,000 onlookers lined the city’s streets to watch the Norwich Pride march on July 27th – also marking the 50th year of the Stonewall Riots.  Young people that use MAP’s services,  Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members, MAP’s EVOLVE group and members of staff, were proud to be amongst the parade, carrying 30m banners & waving to the crowds; helping to turn Norwich into a rainbow.   Norwich Pride… Read more →

Flower Power! Young people gave out seeds, rode a quadricycle and showed Norwich their best moves at the Lord Mayor’s Procession.

MAP embraced the theme of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Celebration ‘love the world around you’ and were delighted when Young Commissioners from Norwich and Broadland Youth Advisory Boards* supported us by decorating a quadricycle, creating gift packets of sunflower seeds before entertaining the waiting crowds with some spectacular dance moves along the route. As part of the Norwich Financial Inclusion… Read more →

Film Launch Proves Mental Health Awareness Top Priority for Young People

Young commissioners from the Norwich Youth Advisory Board (Norwich YAB) have created four mental health awareness videos addressing sensitive areas such as eating disorders, stress, insomnia and panic attacks.  “These topics can be very upsetting,” said one young commissioner and “we think using film and animation makes them easier to access and understand.” Mental health has been a top priority for… Read more →

Young People Climb Trees To Tune Into Nature, Literally.

The Young People from City Academy Norwich and City of Norwich School enjoyed a wonderful outside learning experience recently when they visited Sheringham Park with MAP’s HomeSounds group, a collaboration with Recast Music Education & MAP. Throughout the day the young people got the chance to listen to and record the sounds of nature using various high quality audio equipment.… Read more →

Youth Advisory Boards (YABs) across Norfolk come together for the annual celebration

On Thursday 21st of February, Young Commissioners from Youth Advisory Boards (YABs) across Norfolk gathered at the Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich, for the annual celebration ‘YABCON19’. Young Commissioners were present from Norwich YAB, Great Yarmouth YAB, Broadland YAB, Breckland YAB, North Norfolk YAB, and West Norfolk YAB, all of which are coordinated by MAP, and from South Norfolk YAB, which… Read more →

‘Innovative and inspiring’: MAP awarded funding to tackle youth loneliness in Great Yarmouth

MAP has been recognised as among the country’s ‘most innovative and inspiring organisations working with young people’, after receiving funding of almost £80,000 to help combat youth loneliness in Great Yarmouth. MAP is one of 22 organisations, out of over 800 which applied, to receive the funding from the £2m Youth strand of the Building Connections Fund, a partnership between… Read more →

Book now for Carols by Candlelight and raise funds for young people this Christmas

Young people will once again benefit from the talents and generosity of Norwich’s Viva Voce Singers, who are donating the proceeds of their beautiful Carols by Candlelight concert to MAP. The concert takes place on Saturday December 22nd from 6-8pm in the magnificent setting of St Peter Mancroft Church in the heart of Norwich.  The concert features harmonic arrangements of traditional and… Read more →

In limbo in our fine city

MAP youth workers are supporting young asylum seekers to campaign for a change in the law affecting their right to work in the UK, taking the young people and the issue all the way to Westminster. ‘The idea to campaign on the right to work for asylum seekers came about we ran a training session and debate with young people… Read more →

Young People Stand Up Against Bullying

Over 50 young people from across Norfolk came together at Lynford Hall recently to learn how to take action against bullies, and how to encourage other young people to do the same.  The Anti-Bullying and Mental Health Training Day gave young people the opportunity to learn a range of techniques to tackle bullies including Assertiveness and Bystander Training and how… Read more →

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