Youth Advisers

Youth Advisers

A rights-based, survivor-led approach to coping with lockdown

The resource above was created by the Youth Advisers on the We’re All Right project. They developed it in response to the kinds of issues young people may face during lockdown. You can download a pdf version. AYPH has also put together a list of useful resources for young people about Covid-19.

The Youth Advisers 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 Clarke

Laura’s background is in Health & Social Care and she has previously worked for multiple charities including the YMCA, Mind and Together Co. Alongside this project, Laura is the Stakeholder Engagement Officer for the National LGBT Partnership where she strives for health equalities for LGBTQ+ people. Laura has also recently completed a Master’s degree in Gender Studies and prior to this achieved an undergraduate degree in Drama — her dissertation explored using drama workshops as an alternative approach to Relationships & Sex Education.

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 Mary Rose Herring

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.

Read this powerful blog post by Amy about young people’s rights coming out of lockdown and this post about the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC written by Amy and Laura.