Following the outbreak of coronavirus, we're taking our youth projects online.

Every Tuesday from the 28 April we'll be running one hour sessions which focus on cooperation, community and social action. Developed in collaboration with many of our young people, they're all designed to offer help and support through these strange times.

Featuring a variety of guest speakers, the sessions will see a number of fun interactive activities take place, providing young people with the chance to decide who they want to hear from and what topics they want to discuss.

Open to young people between the ages of 12 - 20 years old, they will run every Tuesday from 1:30pm - 2:30pm via zoom, which can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

More information on each of the sessions is available below.

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Session Five - Your Session
26 May 1:30pm - 2:30pm

We always strive to make our projects as participant led as possible and have asked for input and ideas from the group for this session. They've decided to focus on what young people can do during lockdown that's productive, useful and above all else, fun!

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Co-operative College Youth Session - Social Action Hackathon

Session SixSocial Action Hackathon!
2 June 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This session will see the return of popular guest host Louis Howell. It will be a mini-hackathon that allows participants to not only generate ideas, but to troubleshoot and pitch some of them focused on what social action young people can do during Covid-19. There will also be an opportunity to build on these ideas post-session and develop your plans into future campaigns.

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Previous Sessions

Session one - Introduction to Online Youth Sessions Series

28 April 1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Our project co-ordinator Daniel Cox led the introductory session, running through what our plans are during Covid-19 and giving an overview of how we can help, including tips for coping during lockdown. There was an interactive quiz and a chance for participants to ask any questions they had directly to our projects team too.

Session Two - Accepting the Change, Transforming your Perspective

5 May 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This session was led by guest host Louis Howell and focused on accepting the (admittedly drastic) change that lockdown posed. We explored how to stay motivated during this time and dscussed how to go about seeing positive opportunities to develop yourself and your community in this time.

The session also examined how young people are adjusting and gave practical, positive tips as well as activities for them to do.

Session Three - Where There’s a Seed, There’s a Way!

12 May 1:30pm - 2:30pm 

In this session the group met guest hosts horticultural therapists Michelle Garrity and Hayley Watson and learnt about their work and organisation, ‘Get up and Grow!

They engaged in some interactive planting, growing and learning, focusing on the benefits that gardening can have on mental health and wellbeing. They also explored the creative side to engaging in nature, participating in arts and craft activities.

Session Four - Mental Health, Me and Technology

19 May 1:30pm - 2:30pm 

This session was led by guest host, Omar Latif and focused on mental health. It explored how technology ad self-help can combine and examined how to best access support online.

There was a focus on the importance of humour and connectivity during the current crisis, as well as the usual fun and games!

We also discussed issues around young people and their technological preferences when accessing support, including how to stay safe online.

If you have any questions about the sessions the please get in touch via the button below and a member of our team will get back to you.

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