St Helens Youth Council
St.Helens Youth Council, supported by St.Helens Council, enables young people of St.Helens to have a voice in local decision making and to take part in projects to address the issues that affect them.
In March 2019, the new school based Youth Council Cabinet sat for their first meeting.
During this meeting the Youth Council voted to campaign to End Knife Crime in St Helens, along side this they also wanted to advertise the Youth Council to specialist groups and other young people.
They chose their campaign from the two highest local issues and the two highest national issues from the national ‘Make Your Mark’ survey, where 1,106,788 young people across the UK voted for which topics the National Youth Parliament should focus on. 3,557 young people in St.Helens voted in this national survey and the top 3 issues that they felt needed to be tackled were –
- Ending Knife Crime – 702
- More help with Mental Health – 669
- Ending Homelessness – 403
Alongside working on their campaign the Youth Council will also work closely with their Member of Youth Parliament and Deputy Member of Youth Parliament, who represent them on a regional and national platform.
With the help of Youth Focus North West and Scottish Power, St Helens Youth Council have also elected three ‘Pioneers of Sustainable Hope’ (P.O.S.H) ambassadors, who will campaign and produce an educational resource about the sustainability of the environment for St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council.
The St.Helens Youth Council has committed to focus on –
- Campaigning to end knife crime
- Raise the profile of the Youth Council
- Listen to and work with young people across St Helens
The Youth Council, supported by St.Helens Youth Service, will work with key professionals and organisations to help honor their manifesto.
Twitter - @YouthServiceSTH
Youth Council Contact Officer: Helen McCabe, Youth Service Manager, St Helens Council
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone Number: 01744 675574
Participation and Citizenship Worker: Nazia Nabi, St Helens Council
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Telephone Number: 01744675924