#iwill Ambassador blog: World Health Day


World Health Day: In this crisis, government must engage with young people about our health Harry is a 19 year old #iWill Ambassador and student. He is also a member of the British Youth Council’s Youth Policy Steering Group, who have been working with the government for the past year to ensure young people’s voices are heard in the policy making process. When was the last time that you felt anxious or afraid? For me, it was on Sunday evening, when Her Majesty the Queen addressed the nation. It wasn’t what she was saying that hit [...]

#iwill Ambassador blog: World Health Day2020-04-06T17:01:34+01:00

#iwill campaign’s response to COVID-19 outbreak


COVID-19: Statement from #iwill campaign The #iwill campaign is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact across all areas of society. This is a difficult time for young people, the organisations and staff that support them, and our wider communities. At this time of crisis, we must remember that young people have a vital role to play in addressing our most pressing challenges. Our collective vision – growing meaningful collaboration between organisations, decision-makers and young people to solve common problems - is more relevant than ever. In response to the current context, we will be working closely [...]

#iwill campaign’s response to COVID-19 outbreak2020-03-31T15:58:20+01:00

Coronavirus Response Resources


Coronavirus (Covid-19) At a time of national crisis, the #iwill campaign’s agenda, to grow meaningful collaboration between organisations, decision-makers and young people to solve common problems, is more relevant than ever. We will keep this page updated with information and resources for young people and the sectors that support them from #iwill campaign partners and our wider networks. We will also keep a running feed of the ways young people are responding to this crisis.  If you have resources, information or stories you would like us to publish on this page, please use the form (linked [...]

Coronavirus Response Resources2020-04-03T12:32:39+01:00

“We could not fail these hundreds of people”: #iwill Ambassador blog


Volunteering at a foodbank during the coronavirus outbreak 23rd March 2020.   Sophia Badhan, 18, is an #iwill Ambassador, mental health campaigner and regular volunteer at a foodbank in Birmingham. On Thursday morning, I was faced with a dilemma - volunteer at my local foodbank to help those most in need during the coronavirus crisis, or stay at home and keep myself and others safe. It felt like a Catch-22 situation. Most of the volunteers I work with at foodbank are over 70 years old and so I felt duty-bound to volunteer so [...]

“We could not fail these hundreds of people”: #iwill Ambassador blog2020-03-26T14:44:34+01:00

“See it”: Sharing your visit


Going on a visit to see young people in action? Here's our top tips for talking about it! In 2020, we’re challenging organisations, decision makers and young people to get involved in the Power of Youth Challenge: a year-long set of activities that will enable organisations and individuals to champion youth voice, action and leadership across your networks and grow the #iwill movement across the UK. We want organisations who are already leading the way, and those who are just starting the journey, to visit youth social action projects and see first hand the impact that young [...]

“See it”: Sharing your visit2020-03-09T23:14:34+01:00

Power of Youth Challenge Resources


There are loads of resources to help you take part in the #PowerOfYouth Challenge. First download our Challenge Guide, which takes you through step by step, then download any of the below template letters. Want to tell the world you're taking part, or challenge others? Download our Challenge graphics to get the word out on social media. Download the Challenge graphics Download the Challenge guide Not taking part yet? sign Up [...]

Power of Youth Challenge Resources2020-03-11T16:37:10+01:00

March: News in Brief


News in brief Quick news updates from #iwill partners. #iwill Fund partner Coop Foundation have released their Impact and Learning Review 2017-19. The multi-media report explores how young people have been supported to tackle loneliness through #iwill Funded projects. Read the report! #iwill Fund partner Coop Foundation launches five grants of up to £10,000 to projects across the UK that help young people support each other through bereavement. If successful, you'll also have the opportunity to re-apply for up to two years’ further funding. You'll have until 12pm (noon) on Friday 3 April to [...]

March: News in Brief2020-03-10T15:40:25+01:00

Power Of Youth Challenge: Who’s been challenged?


Setting the challenge! For 2020, #iwill Ambassadors and partners are laying out the Power Of Youth Challenge to leading organisations across sectors. Will you take the Challenge? Sign up to receive your guide and take part in a year of activities to champion young people as leaders of change. NHS England, challenged by Gabby Ndidi Okezie, CEO of UK Youth, challenged by Dr Rania Marandos The health sector, challenged by #iwill Ambassador Charlene The Careers and Enterprise Company, challenged by Dame Julia Cleverdon PWC, Oliver Bonas, Coach, [...]

Power Of Youth Challenge: Who’s been challenged?2020-03-11T10:27:38+01:00

IWD 2020: Round-up


Know what it's like to be a young woman today? For International Women's Day 2020, #iwill Ambassadors from across the country came together to write blogs and share their stories. They explored women's health, identity, tackling taboos and pursuing their passions. Taryn & Katrina: Tackling taboos "Taboos are everywhere, that’s for sure. But if we don’t talk about the difficult things, we won’t see any change. So start conversations, be bold, and never feel like you can’t change the world around you." Katrina Charli & Katrina: Identity and safety "My [...]

IWD 2020: Round-up2020-03-09T20:05:29+01:00

IWD 2020: Women in health


Equal health for everyone: Young women taking the lead in health For International Women's Day 2020, #iwill Ambassadors Gabrielle and Abby discuss their experiences as young women passionate about health and wellbeing.  Gabrielle: Women's health is a universal issue Find out more about Gabrielle's work with the NHS in her Ambassador profile, or read her blog on the Big Hospital Experiment. Abby: championing women's heart health Read Abby's Ambassador profile to find out more about her work on heart [...]

IWD 2020: Women in health2020-03-09T15:33:59+01:00

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