Do you support young people into work?
We want to hear from you. Please take a brief moment to complete the questionnaire in the attached document. Your contributions will be cited in the development of resources to highlight solutions and opportunities for action which will be shared with employers, skills support staff, commissioners, public bodies and VCSE organisations.
At least 6.5% of young people age 16-18 are not in education employment or training (NEET). The UK has the third highest percentage of early leavers from education and training in the EU and 3/4 of mental health problems start by the age of 24. Young people’s level of educational attainment and their mental and emotional wellbeing can significantly impair their ability to apply for, obtain and maintain work. Particular groups of young people can be disproportionately affected by these issues.
The Department of Health and Social Care has funded a consortium of organisations led by the Young People’s Health Partnership as part of the Health & Wellbeing Alliance to develop a resource to help guide interventions in this area. We will be engaging with young people, employers, VCSE organisations, mental health providers and Department of Work and Pensions staff to understand strategies being employed to support young people, innovative and promising practice and what employers need to support them to engage with young people affected by mental health issues.
As part of this project we are issuing a call for examples of existing and emerging good practice in supporting young people to access and remain in employment and examples of national and local employment support. The evidence provided will contribute to the development of resources to highlight solutions and opportunities for action which will be shared with employers, skills support staff, commissioners, public bodies and VCSE organisations.
Please return any examples to email@example.com by 30 November 2018.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.
In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.
It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.
We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.
Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.