Mental health week
Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, and it is important to pay attention to it throughout life. However, young people in the UK are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues, with many facing challenges that can impact their mental well-being. Mental health issues can have a significant impact on young people in […]View Post
See Our Weekly Activities Open For YOU!
As well as all the youth voice projects, Rochdale Youth Service runs all sorts of other clubs, projects, activities and fun for young people aged 8 - 19 across Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and Pennines (Milnrow, Smallbridge, Firgrove, Littleborough, Wardle, Bellfield). Lots of people want or need something to do outside school, so please take a […]View Post
Meet the new Deputy MYP for Heywood and Middleton
Hi my name is Beth Kilgallon or as the youth cabinet call me, the Dobble champion. I am 17 and the new deputy Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for Heywood and Middleton. I applied to be MYP in March 2022 as I was really interested in making a difference to young people's lives. Unfortunately […]View Post
Children's Champion Election Applications NOW OPEN!!!
Are you in year 4 or 5 and live or attend primary school anywhere in the borough of Rochdale? Would like to to experience the exciting election process and gain new skills? Are you good at speaking on behalf of others and passionate to help improve the lives and services of local children? If you […]View Post
Mental Health Charter
As you may know, this week is Children's Mental Health Week. The Youth Council plans to create a mental health charter for young people. Why? Well, we must learn to speak of any problems we may have with our mental health to gain help and a more diverse understanding of mental health issues. So, what […]View Post
Bullying is the repetitive action of hurting someone on purpose multiple times. As you will all know, bullying is a big issue. But how can we tackle it? Well, the most important thing we can do is to raise awareness on how we can stop this, especially in public places such as schools, workplaces etc. […]View Post
Meet the Deputy MYP for Rochdale and Pennines
I will help tackle racism and inequality in our borough, give extra support for those who suffer with exam stress and anxiety, and include more inclusive fun things into the borough to help attendance figures Joyce Kapiamba Who are you? That is a very good question! Where do I start? Oh yeah my name... My […]View Post
ENRYP (European Network of Regional and local Youth Networks)
Elizabeth from the Rochdale and Pennines Youth Cabinet had had the privilege of going to Hungary, Romania and Brussels over the last few months to meet and work with young people from other European countries and work together to help make lives better for young people. They have been focusing on the Allyship project which […]View Post
London 2022!! :)
On the 3rd and 4th of November 2022, members of the boroughwide youth cabinets covering Rochdale and Pennines, Heywood and Middleton) went on a trip to London to support our MYPs (Members of UK Youth Parliament) Emilia and Henry as they participated in debates in the House of Commons with MYPs from across the UK. […]View Post
Introduction To Your MYP!
Hello! My name is Henry Leahy and I am the democratically elected Member of the UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for Rochdale and the Pennines. I was elected back in February of last year and the three key points which I was elected on was that I wanted to improve the quality of the facilities which […]View Post
Want to know what we, the youth cabinets, Members of UK Youth Parliament, representatives, Cared for Children Ambassadors, Children's Council and Children's Champion got up to from October to December? Take a look at how they had their voices heard right here:View Post
Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority
The Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority (GMYCA) meet every month discussing key topics that effect young people such as climate change and the environment, COVID recovery, health and well being (physical and mental), and Equity, Equality and Inclusion. The GMYCA gives young people the opportunity to have their voices heard and influence GMCA policy and […]View Post
Ukraine - Words from Heywood and Middleton MYP
Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the whole world's attention had turned to the devastating news. International news outlets were racing to the scene to take a self-pitying, depressing selfie of war-torn cities and people in crisis. Although that comment is somewhat unfair, not all the press is self-serving and narcissistic. In fact, thousands of western […]View Post
Intrigued what the Rochdale Borough Children's Council and Youth Cabinet have been up to over summer? Find out and have a read over the summer report below and see what we have coming up in Autumn!View Post
Therapy Pets Campaign Progress
Erin Buckley, the democratically elected Children’s Champion for the borough of Rochdale, has been passionately campaigning to have pets in schools across the borough. She chose this issue to work on in order to help improve education for children and young people and help those who are struggling or need support with issues at school. […]View Post
Mental Health Awareness Week: let's tackle body image.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme this year is body image. Mental health is an issue that one in four of us will suffer at any one time, and sadly is still surrounded my many misconceptions and stigma. This week aims to tackle this by raising awareness of what mental health […]View Post
SO...What have we been up to??? Take a look...
Take a look at what young people have been up to and achieved over the winter months!View Post