Time to get back into the flow of the fortnightly blog – apologies for the inconsistent publications of late, I will try harder!
To wet your appetite, I’ll blow your mind with some of the juicier segments of our final report from the charity shop – this was completed with the trusty help of our young people and came from a reflective session two weeks ago:
Positive Outcomes (young people’s)
Positive Outcomes (staff)
Watch out for the next exciting project on the horizon!
Today was the long awaited visit of Wayne from Fixers. This sums them up nicely:
Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them.Real people, real stories, real change.
Fixers have different backgrounds, interests and life experiences, and come from every corner of the UK.But they do have several important things in common.
They are motivated by a desire to act on an issue that is important to them or a strong desire to help other people.
They also have a voice that they want to be heard, whether that’s on eating disorders, drugs, offending, cyberbullying or any other issue that is concerning them. Becoming a Fixer allows that to happen.
Fixers are heard, understood and respected by others.
Fixers choose the issue they want to fix and, using the skills of a team of creative experts, they work out how to make sure their message is heard by the right people, whether that’s through a unique film, a leaflet or poster campaign, a website, an event or workshop.
Then they use digital, print and broadcast media to make their voice heard as far and wide as possible.
Please see link below and prepare to be blown away!
With our manifesto in mind, the group were serious about creating content to raise awareness around adolescent mental health. This sparked fervent conversation, and will be further explored in the new year, when Wayne revisits with a producer from the team. This will fit in perfectly with the ‘self help book’ project that MPlus aims to accomplish in 2017.
See y’all next time!