w/c 16th Oct


Adventure of a lifetime for lucky youngsters from Torbay - could it be you?

There are bursaries available to young people aged 12-25 from Torbay for sailing opportunities with the Tall Ships Youth Trust. It really is an opportunity of a lifetime, and the Trust needs you to put forward names of eligible young people. Their criteria are broad - disadvantaged, disabled and NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people aged 12-25 can join a voyage. 19 bursaries are available - do not let these opportunities pass by without putting young people in your care forward. 

If you know somebody, then simply get them to apply for a bursary through our website or alternatively get their school/local authority/guardians to do it for the.

Young People's Health station for Exeter and Barnstaple

The What the Health! project helps children and young people to have their say on health and care services.  In January, two new community radio shows are being launched, from Barnstaple and Exeter, to run alongside the WTH! Show broadcast by Soundart radio from Totnes.
They are looking for contributors as well as listeners - to find out more, contact Aggie, our Children and Young People’s engagement worker, at aggie@healthwatchdevon.co.uk

Save the date! Winter enrolments for courses starting this December open NOVEMBER 1st

The Devon Recovery Learning Community provides free, open access courses for all adults in Devon who are looking to find ways to learn to live a productive and meaningful life in spite of any mental health symptoms or issues they might be experiencing.

Our courses provide opportunities to learn and try out new things with other like-minded people in a non-judgmental atmosphere of safety and acceptance where you can just be yourself with however you feel on the day.

Our courses are free because people want to learn ways to live well, not because they have to. The DRLC does not take referrals from health professionals and you do not have to be using the mental health services to enrol on our courses. 

Visit our website at www.devonrlc.co.uk to learn more about our Recovery learning opportunities and how to book on these excellent courses that can promote wellbeing.

Key issues around gender and young mental health

Awareness of the links between gender and mental health is growing, along with concern around issues such as girls' well-being and self-esteem, young male suicide, and the experiences of trans children and young people.

NCB has produced three resources exploring children and young people’s mental health from a gender perspective.
The suite of resources aims to inform understanding of, and responses to, children and young people’s different experiences, coping strategies and help-seeking behaviours. It includes:

  • A new report of findings from engagement work with over 100 young people, with policy and practice recommendations
  • A review of available evidence

Collected examples of gender-sensitive practice with children and young people.

Read on here