42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 40 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

At 42nd Street we are passionate about creating a more fair and just society for young people and their mental health in Greater Manchester. Our campaigning groups are for any young people who want to get involved and have their voice heard. All you need is just a passion and enthusiasm for change and challenging flaws in the system. The groups are friendly, welcoming and lots of fun. You’ll get a chance to meet other people interested in similar things and learn loads of new skills.

Work supported by Act for Change Fund

This grant funds the employment and training of peer-activists who will work with young people experiencing social injustice within mental health and social care systems to devise campaigns to address this. The Changemaker groups are run by young people who have been through the system and know what it’s like. They work with peers to fight for change and learn new skills in campaigning and activism. The Peer Activists are supported by the Change42 team including trained Changemakers with lived experience and a passion for supporting others to campaign for their rights. 

The Peer Ambassadors are a group for young people aged 13 to 25 to advocate for youth voice, make positive change and tackle the issues and barriers that young people may face within their local communities, nationally and politically.


Youth Action Participation Plan

July 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you want to get young people more involved in your service, but feel like you don’t know how to do it? Does it feel like a risk you don’t know how to navigate?

Importance & Impact of Youth Involvement

July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Youth participation is a difficult cliff to traverse, and can feel hard to do in a way that meets an organisation's needs and those of the young people too.

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