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Panel Discussion

Getting Active & Making Change (Panel 1)

Are you looking to make a difference and create change? Are you really passionate about an issue but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Do you want to hear from other young activists to see and hear how they got involved with youth social action and changemaking campaigns?

If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place!

Join us for a discussion with 3 young activists from across the UK. They will share their stories of how they got involved in changemaking and offer advice and top tips on how you can too!

We’ll start off by each speaker talking about their experiences and sharing the knowledge they’d like to share with you.

Northern Ireland Youth Forum


About Aaliyah (she/her) – Peer Power

I’m a Peer Leader and Young Campaigner in Peer Power. I’ve been working with Peer Power for two years now and have had opportunities from Peer Power to attend conferences, deliver training, coach professionals and influence system changes across NHS and more. I’ve managed to make a difference by delivering my own wellbeing workshop to a youth club and leading a campaign on improving mental health awareness and support systems in the education sector. I’m passionate about improving systems across youth justice, social care and adolescent mental health services and it’s a core part of our work at Peer Power.


About Niamh (she/her) – Northern Ireland Youth Forum

I have been involved with NIYF since 2016, and have been on their executive committee since 2018. Not only have I had the chance to be involved in a multitude of campaigns and events, while also meeting people from all across the country, but I also now know how a truly youth led organisation works. Being a part of NIYF has really helped me grow as a person in my knowledge, lobbying, researching and confidence, both in personal life and when speaking to decision makers. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with everyone else!

About Poppy (Wellbeing Ambassador at Newport Mind)

I have been a proud Volunteer for Newport Mind since March and it is something that I find extremely fulfilling. Being able to positively impact my community and voice my opinion while learning more about mental health support and social action is something I feel privileged to experience. The skills I have gained, and the opportunities that I’ve had, has given me the confidence to speak up and really make a difference! I look forward to meeting you all to share more details about how you, too, can get involved.


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July 27, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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