Salisbury Youth Council
About Youth Council
The Salisbury Youth Council is an opportunity for young people to make a difference in the community, to be involved in decision making and inform Council about issues that affect young people.
It's made up of 18 young people aged 14 - 25 who represent different schools, community groups, agencies or clubs in Salisbury. The Youth Council also has up to six mentors from key organisations in the community as well as three elected members.
Each year the Youth Council works on two main projects that are decided upon by the Youth Council members. These are things that they see as important for themselves and other young people. The project teams then plan, develop and implement activities around these ideas. They consult with other young people in the community and work with local businesses, community groups, youth agencies and organisations.
The Youth Council has worked on many projects including cyber safety, youth homelessness, safe partying, youth mental health, public art, safety at the Interchange, disability inclusion, anti-bullying, domestic and family violence, young people and gambling and healthy eating.
Projects in 2021
Salisbury Youth Council are doing two key projects this year with a focus on LGBTQI+ Support and Education and Mental Health Awareness.
This project team will work with services to deliver Ally training for young people wanting to support their friends, create info packs and work with schools to bring a better understanding of the needs of the young people who identify as LGBTQI+. They will also partner with services to join in with FEAST week
This project team will work towards to delivering Men’s Mental Health Forums partnering with schools and sporting clubs. They will also run a mental health campaign on Facebook during National Mental Health Week.
Meanwhile check out the Youth in Salisbury Facebook Page to see these great projects and much more.
Joining Youth Council
Applications for Salisbury Youth Council 2022 will open on 30 September 2021. Check back here to apply.
Contact Julie Brett