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Festival for Young People
27 October 2021 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The REACH (Risk, Resilience, Ethnicity, and AdolesCent Mental Health) team at King’s College London. We have been working closely with young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds in south London to support mental health in contexts of poverty, racism, and discrimination. Our research shows that 1 in 5 young people in south London experience mental health problems – much higher than the national average of 1 in 10. REACH are bringing young people together to discuss their experiences during the pandemic and, most importantly, what we need to do now to enable young people to thrive. To support this, we are hosting a Young Persons Festival (see poster attached), in collaboration with the Big Kid Foundation, on Wednesday 27th of October at Dexter’s Adventure Playground in Brixton. REACH understands the importance of including young people in conversations surrounding their own futures. In bringing young people together, we’re hoping to amplify their voices and opinions to help shape mental health, education and government policies directly affecting young people. It is only through their thoughts, opinions, and voices, that steps towards positive change are made possible and this one of the purposes of our Festival. We will be hosting a variety of workshops, music, competitions, food and much more! This includes some very special guests including, Jeremiah Emmanuel, A Collective Sound, Breaking Mad Team, Black Thrive, Soothsayers and Youthsayers! If you have any further questions about the event, please contact the REACH team (email@example.com) at any point!