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What’s the importance of counselling to youth work today?

Youth counselling is a specialist service that expert practitioners like Gehad Mursi, our Counselling Lead know makes a huge difference to a young person’s life. For some young people it can literally be a lifesaver.  The personal stories behind those they counsel are always kept confidential, but one client wanted to share his positive experience …

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What are young people’s hopes and fears for 2023?

One major advantage for us all at Action4Youth is interaction with thousands of young people from diverse backgrounds, circumstances and ages. In a year we work with over 25,000 young people. Taking time to really listen to them provides rich insight into the priorities in their lives. As we move into 2023 Programme Director Emily …

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Does evidence suggest that bullying isnt just a playground phenomenon

In anti – bullying week, it is worth reflecting that bullying has been around for a very long time and is likely just one of those unfortunate aspects of the human experience? Is the story of Cain and Abel the first recorded story of bullying? It didn’t end well for Abel or indeed for either …

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Action4Youth September Newsletter 2022

A Message from Jenifer Cameron The beginning of September brings a distinct change of workload as the hectic summer of outdoor education, adventure clubs and the NCS programme give way to those programmes which are delivered in schools; autumn NCS delivered in the special schools, The Inspiration and Breakout Programmes. This academic year we are …

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NCS Lions Lair 2022

You need to be brave to enter The Lion’s Lair!

I’m Paul Kitchen, an ambassador for Action4Youth, and this week, I was invited to become a Lion! I should explain… Action4Youth delivers the NCS UK (National Citizen Service) program in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes & Slough. One of the initiatives the young people tackle is a “Dragon’s Den” style presentation to bid for seed funding money …

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