Click the podcasts below to hear the views of young people on the issues that matter most to them.
- The first episode, Ending Child Poverty, was hosted by FLARE member Carys and NCB trustee Bethan. They interviewed Chief Executive of NCB and Chair of the End Child Poverty Coalition Anna Feuchtwang. They explored a wide range of topics including: the effect of rising costs of living, whether Covid-19 has worsened poverty rates, fair wages, and the relationship between race and poverty. Listen to the podcast here.
In the second episode, Accessing Mental Health Services as a Young Person FLARE members Louise and Pavan ask head of NCB’s Wellbeing Team Pamela Shaw some interesting and thought-provoking questions around mental health services. Their discussion covers a variety of topics including: how mental health services could better meet the needs of young people, how and where young people can access support, how young people can improve these services, and on the effect of Covid-19. Listen to the podcast here.
In the third episode of Our Turn to Talk NCB Young Trustee Bethan interviews Phyllida Swift, CEO of Face Equality International, about the effect of social media on body image. Bethan and Phyllida have an eye-opening conversation about facial difference, the effect of narrow beauty standards and social media censorship. Both reflect on how they would like to change their social media experiences and Bethan learns more about Face Equality International’s work. Give it a listen here.
In the fourth episode of Our Turn to Talk, Lauren, Louise, Grace, Lotte and Eden discuss their experiences of friendship as autistic young people. In this episode the young people explore a variety of topics including: communicating with people who are not autistic, the impact of over- or under-sensitivity to sensory stimuli on a daily basis and the effects of autism masking on relationships. Give it a listen here.