Opening up…but staying safe!

At last, we saw an opening up on restrictions in recent months. The Advice team has been seeing more young people for face-to-face support appointments, and for Therapeutic services, some of the counsellers have returned to the building after having been supporting young people over the phone or via online platforms. Youth groups are returning to have some much-needed social… Read more →

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 →