The launch of Joel’s campaign on children and young people’s Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Somerset Safeguarding Children’s Partnership’s (SSCP) Forum Week.
SSCP approached Youth Parliament to offer a place on their Mental Health and Wellbeing staff/ workers Forum event agenda in June. Member of Youth Parliament Joel Fowler accepted the opportunity to introduce himself and talk to service reps about his campaign beliefs and aims over his term of office.
SSCP contacted the Youth Parliament Engagement and Participation Officer to explore the potential of Joel participating in Forum Week.
Joel agreed to take part and adapted his campaign to create a PowerPoint presentation which was used as his first launch. He then presented his presentation at Forum Week.
Elected Member of Youth Parliament Joel Fowler gave the presentation, giving him the chance to represent young people’s views and experiences, promote Youth Parliament and build networks with adults in order to influence better outcomes for young people.
Joel has been asked to speak at schools about Youth Parliament and his campaign. He has also been approached by Public Health’s Schools Team to support, share and explore findings around priorities in schools regarding pupil health and wellbeing
Joel has been invited to the Emotional Mental Health Practitioners meetings. Multi-service meetings that Joel will be able to regularly attend and present at, update, and listen directly to discussion about initiatives, change, outcomes, impact and challenges for teachers and schools.
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