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Angela’s views on the Youth Panel

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Angela Jangra

Please introduce yourself!
“When I was involved with Youth Panel, I was a psychology student studying in London. I volunteered for roughly 2 years. I’m now a support worker working with individuals who have learning disabilities and mental health conditions, building my experience to then follow on to become a clinical psychologist.”

What is Youth Panel?
“Youth Panel is a fantastic group of 16-25 year olds, who meet weekly to plan projects that will improve the health & wellbeing of young people living in Newham. We have done all sorts of things, from sponsored walks (exhausting!) to producing exciting community events like “Me, My Mind and I” in October last year. The group meets regularly at NCY centre in Plaistow, East London.”

Why is Youth Panel awesome?
“The Youth Panel is awesome because I’ve been lucky enough to make some life long friends. I’ve managed to befriend individuals who I would have never thought I’d be working alongside. Knowing that you can voice your own opinion in an environment where you’ll be heard and knowing that your own opinion has enough power to ultimately change another individual’s life.”

What kind of thing have you done with the YP?
“I have gained invaluable life skills with YP, from social skills to being in a professional environment. Going out into the public around London, attending meetings in Canary Wharf, residential trips to different parts of the UK and being apart of events in the heart of London’s city centre are all a few things that occurred whilst being on the YP.
Learning about health and well being has provided me with in depth knowledge around the subject which has allowed me to peruse a life long career.”

Youth Panel meet every Thursday from 6-8pm. If you’d like to get involved with the youth panel, or any aspect of NCY’s work, please get in touch via admin@ncytrust.org


A Healthy Conversation with Nikki Llewellyn

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Hi There!

My name is Nikki Llewellyn and I’m a Health and Well-being Coordinator for the Healthy Conversations Project, which is all about improving the lives of young people in assisted housing such as Foyer projects; Healthy Conversations is about improving mental and physical health.

Run by the Foyer Federation, the Mental Health Foundation and NCY Trust, Healthy Conversations trains young people aged 16-25 to become Health Ambassadors (more…)


The Dragon Boat Race is coming!

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Dragon Boat Race

As Marcia mentioned in her wonderful blog last week, there’s a lot of excitement here at NCY Towers about the Dragon Boat Race. We’re sharpening our swords/oars in preparation for a night of dragon slaying/racing hosted by our friends at Docklands Sailing and Watersports. It will be a fantastic evening of food, music and competition, and we want you to be involved. (more…)


Marcia’s Dragon-Boat Excitement!

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There’s so much going on at NCY, with a busy team who barely ever have a chance to share some of the exciting things that are happening. Over the next few months, we’ll be showcasing just what we’re doing at NCY, and introducing the team members who are looking after them. Today, it’s the turn of Marcia, our wonderful CEO. 

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Praise For Newham Right Here

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Wayne Farah, Non Executive Lay Member for Patient Engagement & Vice Chair, Newham CCG

In responses to the Newham Right Here work regarding the CCG young people launch event:
“This has changed our CCG forever – [The work] has been decisive in allowing the CCG to recognise young people in the borough as potential partners in developing better health services…The video the young people did as part of the launch had a real impact on the GP community when they presented it to our CCG Council…We are seeking to be a CCG that listens to what our community wants. Our task is made easier when our community is as articulate, motivated and clever as all the young people who have worked with us have shown themselves to be.”
Wayne Farah, Non Executive Lay Member for Patient Engagement & Vice Chair, Newham CCG.

 


Right Here wins National Positive Practice in Mental Health Award

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Right Here is a national pilot addressing young peoples emotional & mental well-being, covering Brighton and Hove, Fermanagh, Newham and Sheffield.  At the national award ceremony held Thursday 5th December in Sheffield, The Right Here project  won the ‘National Positive Practice in Mental Health award’ in the mental health in primary care/community category.

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National Positive Practice in Mental Health Award

The project manager Icilda Stewart and one young person Julian Johnson attended the ceremony, representing the Newham Right Here partnership.  Julian Johnson from Right Here Newham is pictured holding the award during the ceremony.


Newham Right Here Project

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RHN November Newsletter 2013

For an update on current news and future plans on the Newham Right Here project,  a newsletter is now available.  For a pdf version enter your name, e-mail address and subscribe to NCY newsletter on the right hand side of this screen and we will forward one to you.


Newham’s Every Child

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The Forest Gate born rower, who took Silver at last year’s London Olympics, spoke to at an event celebrating Newham’s Every Child a Sporting Person programme.

Doing so in front of a crowd consisting of the Mayor of Newham and representatives from Active Newham, University of East London, schools, and community sports clubs at Forest Gate School.

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Mark Hunter expressed his pleasure at watching a group of Forest Gate students being coached in BMX, even no-riders and their infectious enjoyment and excitement. BMX-treme coaching team worked with forty six riders, eight of which were non-riders during the course of the event.


Seitoku University group visit

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NCY Staff would like to once again thank the students and staff from the Seitoku University group visit.

Student Visit

Experiencing tasters in BMX coaching and Non-contact boxing students and staff alike gained an understanding of how New Choices for Youth implements compelling activities in a community setting, that can address broader social and wellbeing issues.


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