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Panel Discussion

Getting Active & Making Change

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. We’ll have some questions prepared and we’ll also open up to questions from you, the audience, so you can get some of the answers and advice you’re looking for.

About the speakers

About Ben (he/him) – Wellbeing Ambassador at Newport Mind

Benjamin Phillips is one of many young volunteers at Newport Mind. Their official title being the ‘Wellbeing Ambassadors’, they provide mental health and wellbeing services to young people in the Newport area by helping with mental health challenges, raising awareness, and finding ways to improve services through changemaking and governance. Ben is also part of the Youth Voice Group, a group of Wellbeing Ambassadors that have direct communication with the Board of Directors at Newport Mind, which ensures young people have their voices heard in big changes within the service.

About Martina – Hummingbird Project Young Leader

Martina is a young Doctor from Sudan and a Hummingbird Young Leader.

Martina has recently taken part in the G7 official youth conference and her team persuaded Boris Johnson to put mental health on the agenda on behalf of young people in the UK. Martina also has been part of the Hummingbird Project’s campaigning for safe and legal routes which has included writing a youth led report which has been submitted to the government, and letters that have been given to Priti Patel and Boris Johnson. You can see a video which Martina helped write and film here: https://youtu.be/Iijb94rPRaM 

About Diana (She/her) – My Life My Say

Diana is a Young Leader for MyLifeMySay and a Fuse Designer co-designing community solutions to tackle some of the challenges young people face. Alongside this, she is a global mentor for iamthecode, helping to tackle the current global STEM skills shortage in marginalised communities. Diana is also an ambassador for the Brokerage, a social mobility charity working to drive positive change in the workplace. Diana works on different projects, such as an international youth podcast: A-Z Talks. 


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July 31, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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