A blog from our CEO, Dan Mobbs

Supporting the campaign to ‘Fund The Hubs‘ I have just written to all Norfolk’s MPs asking for their support. Actual letters. We found some stamps in a dusty draw and Julie from finance helped me work the printer. They’re now in the post on their way to Parliament. I was writing for support with the national campaign “Fund the Hubs”.… Read more →

A Tribute to Dr. Ian Gibson

At MAP we were very sad to hear about Ian’s death. He was a great advocate for Norwich and for young people. We will miss his energy and commitment. Our trustee and former chair Sue Gale knew him well and reflects. I was delighted when Ian agreed to become a patron of MAP. He had been a supporter of mental… Read more →

New edition of YAB NEWS is out now:

Find out all about how the Youth Advisory Boards across Norfolk have been engaging with young people and their communities – click here . Coping with another national lockdown is difficult and hits everyone differently. In response to feedback and, it was clear that mental heath and wellbeing was a priority for anyone leading groups or engaging with young people.… Read more →

LGBT+ History Month Celebrated by young people

Broadland and Norwich Youth Advisory Boards teamed up to recognise LGBT+ History Month in February. LGBT+ History Month is yearly celebration of the history of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and pansexual, transgender and non-binary +) people and the fight for LGBT+ rights. In the UK LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in February to mark the abolition, in 2003, of Section… Read more →

YOUNG PEOPLE VOTE TO PROTECT AGAINST CHILD EXPLOITATION

THE NORWICH YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD (YAB) HAVE VOTED TO COMMISSION A PROJECT THAT WILL ACTIVELY PROTECT THOSE MOST VULNERABLE TO CHILD EXPLOITATION. Following a consultation with young people identifying the issue of child exploitation in the Norwich Heartsease area, the Norwich Youth Advisory Board have decided to assign £10,000 to commission a new project aimed at tackling this issue. This… Read more →

Remember how far we have come.

We hope you feel proud. [Image is young person holding hand written sign saying ‘Be Kind To Yourself’] We have been so inspired by all of the young people in Norfolk who rose up to tackle the challenges of the global pandemic, the uncertainty of school and home life, the struggle with feeling isolated and disconnected with friends, all while… Read more →

Young people at breaking point…

MAP have rallied twelve Norfolk youth organisations to co-sign a powerful open letter highlighting the challenges young people, particularly those in education, are going through. In the letter, they explain that mounting stress and social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are leaving the region’s young people “at breaking point”. It reads: “With the absence of their usual support networks,… Read more →

Evolve – gender identity group, returns…

After meeting purely online for nearly 8 months, a number of young people were once again able to meet as a group in person this time last week – socially distanced and facilitated by Linda and Jen. (Pictured)  The last time the group were able to meet was back in March 2020 when we celebrated Trans Day of Visibility “It felt fitting,… Read more →

Norfolk Youth Against Bullying returns – online!

This year the conference will be held online and is free to attend. Spaces can be reserved on Eventbrite Here at MAP we are united against bullying and thrilled that the Youth Advisory Boards have put together a fantastic line up of workshops and speakers in support of national Anti-Bullying Week Attendees will receive a free goody bag with resources… Read more →