AYPH has recruited two Youth Advisers to work for three years on the We’re All Right project. They are expert young people who will be supporting AYPH in the development and evaluation of the project. They will also be involved in some of the direct delivery to other young people over the course of the project. They are:
Laura’s background is in Health & Social Care and she is currently employed by multiple charities. Alongside this project, Laura also works for the YMCA as a Youth Support & Advice Worker and holds another role at Mind as a Mental Health Advice & Information Worker. Laura has also recently completed a Master’s degree in Gender Studies, in which she achieved a Distinction.
Her enthusiasm for this project is born from her experiences of working with vulnerable people, whose voices are not being heard or respected. She wishes that this project will foster confidence in young people who have experienced sexual violence, and provide hope moving forward.
Amy has an extensive background working in mental health with various roles in different organisations (some including representing Children and Young People throughout NHS England, Young Champion at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and as Lead Governor for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) and is open about her experience with Aspergers, depression and PTSD. Amy has also recently completed a Masters in International Social Policy as she is interested in how social inequalities impact health and wellbeing outcomes.
Amy is passionate about this project as she strongly believes an experience of sexual violence should never under any circumstance prevent a young person from achieving their dreams and ambitions. She hopes that using a rights-based approach will further empower young people in being able to lead the lives they want to lead so they can focus on their ambitions and the future.