MAP Wins National Award For Impact

We are thrilled to be able to tell you that MAP has been chosen from more than 350 charities across the UK as the overall winner of the 2022 GSK IMPACT Awards. We are stunned and delighted to have received this award, and the impact it will have on the work we are able to do alongside young people in… Read more →

We Are Proud To Support Young Refugees

We’re proud to say that we support young people who are refugees or have experience with the asylum system. There are lots of things we can support you with such as: 👉 Finding housing👉 Managing bills👉 Understanding benefits like Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment👉 Free mental health advice and support if you need it👉 Lots more! We can also… Read more →

teaxt over a beach landscape reading 'it's your world'

If you’re feeling lonely, you’re not alone.

Although the pandemic is sometimes blamed, the pre-covid world was also like this.  In a 2019 survey, 9 out 10 of 18-24 year olds interviewed reported that they had experienced loneliness to some degree, with almost 1 in 4 suffering often. In a 2019 YouGov poll, 69% of 13-19 year olds said they had felt alone ‘often’ or ‘sometimes’ in… Read more →

Text reads: Bullying & Loneliness, an animation for young people

Mental Health Awareness Week

To raise awareness of loneliness and isolation, young people in Great Yarmouth would like to share this video with you on Mental Health Awareness Week and ask that you share it far and wide! We are so proud of the young people behind this project ❤️ This animation has been created by young people in Norfolk to tackle loneliness and isolation in… Read more →

Transgender Day of Visibility

Thursday 31st March is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). To mark the occasion at MAP, we’re discussing why TDOV is important to us and to young people, how we support trans, questioning, and gender non-conforming young people, and where you can learn more about what it means to be trans.  TDOV is important and necessary because it gives us an… Read more →

Feeling overwhelmed by everything going on in the world?

At MAP, we meet young people every day who care deeply about the world around them. Through groups like the Young Activist Network, Loudspeaker, Youth In Mind, and the Youth Advisory Boards, young people in Norfolk are calling for change in everything from the climate crisis, to mental health, discrimination, and more.  Watching the news and staying informed can be… Read more →

Children’s Mental Health Week: Growing Together

MAP’s Head of Therapeutic Services, Tonia Mihill, reflects on ideas of empathy and growth in relation to Carl Rogers’ ‘Person-Centred’ approach to counselling. As well as being Head of Therapeutic Services, I am a counsellor trained in the Person-Centred approach developed by Carl Rogers (1902-1987), as are a number of MAP staff members. Carl Rogers believed that we all have… Read more →

A giant rainbow flag being held by young people at Norwich Pride

LGBT+ History Month

Why is LGBT+ History Month important? LGBT+ History Month is a chance for us to share knowledge, and reflect on all the LGBT+ people and defining moments throughout history that have brought us to where we are today.  At MAP, one of our core values is working for social justice, and challenging prejudice and oppression. We know that taking time to reflect on LGBT+… Read more →

Thinking of Christmas 🎄

Thinking of Christmas, and paying tribute to our trustee and founder Barbara Miller who recently died. A blog by CEO – Dan Mobbs. It’s been a really tough year for young people and our staff at MAP. We’ve asked so much of our staff. Our advisers, counsellors, and youth workers have been working throughout the pandemic. We didn’t furlough any… Read more →