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 →

MAP’s services remain open through lockdown

As we enter the new lockdown – MAP want to reassure you that we are still here We are still able to offer face-to-face appointments as well as support you over the phone, email and continue with online platforms. Our pre-arranged groups continue to meet both in person and online. Ask us anything. If we can’t help, we know someone… Read more →

NORFOLK BLACK HISTORY MONTH

THEN AND NOW In 2003, Tonia Mihill, Head of Therapeutic services for MAP, Writer, Commentator and Educator – wrote an article for ‘Norfolk Education & Action for Development ‘ an organisation increasing awareness around equality issues. Here, Tonia makes a great reflection on the progress that has been made since then… How long it will take to eliminate racism is… Read more →

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