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Free Virtual Sport and Activity Sessions for Young People

Wednesday 10 March 6.00pm to 7.15pm

The Youth Cabinet are running a webinar to help you with mental health issues you or a friend/family member may be experiencing.

Are you aware of mental health around you and how can you help yourself or others?

A lesson on mental health and an opportunity to ask questions of a professional who works for the Youth Emotional Support Team in West Sussex.

More webinars will be created in the future after this event.

Click here for the registration page

Free Virtual Sport and Activity Sessions for Young People

Active Sussex have teamed up again with the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner’s REBOOT programme to provide young people and their families with access to free local sports and activities during the covid pandemic. View the full activity schedule and find out more.

Spring into Action Exercise Trail

If you are out and about on your daily Covid-19 exercise with the family look out for the #SpringintoAction exercise trail around St John’s Park Burgess Hill, Victoria Park Haywards Heath and Mount Noddy East Grinstead. MSDC hope to promote these a bit more over Easter holidays but any feedback you have on how they work now would be great, please let them know – [email protected]

Political Engagement Webinars

It is nearly time for the start of the Youth Cabinet series of webinars for their Political Engagement campaign.

Details are below for each one, so if you haven't signed up already, get involved today!

Webinar 1 – Political Understanding

Date and time: 16 February 2021 – 6.00pm to 7.15pm – Sign Up Today

Politics can be daunting and a hard thing to navigate on your own. But the Youth Cabinet are here to give you the building blocks to understanding. At the centre of our Political Engagement campaign, we are hosting a webinar designed to uplift your understanding of politics. The evening will feature a presentation from two of our young people, followed by a speech and Q&A with guest speaker MP Tim Loughton who‘s been in the political game a long time – this webinar is ideal for those aged 11-18.

Webinar 2 – Political Ideologies

Date and time: 23 February 2021 – 6.00pm to 7.15pm – Sign Up Today

Politics is something that very few people want to learn about – it’s constantly changing, making it seem extremely daunting at first – like they say, “one day is like one week in politics”. But the WSYC knows how to make politics so much more interesting and easier to understand – by learning about the ideologies. In just an hour, our webinar will help you to familiarise yourself with the foundations of politics, which is the key to understanding the bigger picture. We are also lucky enough to have a guest speaker who lives and breathes politics – Peter Lamb – and knows a thing or two on the topic at hand. We hope you’ll join us.

Webinar 3 – Political Discourse

Date and time: 4 March 2021 – 6.00pm to 7.15pm – Sign Up Today

Ever had a lot to say, but no idea quite how to put it? We are increasingly seeing more young people interested and inclined to share their opinions and views, however they may be unaware of how to express them. We will have a presentation on the best ways of sharing and how to have a good debate. There will be special guest speaker Jacquie Russell, talking about their role in the wonderful world of politics and there will be an opportunity to ask them any questions you might have!

Written by Political Engagement Campaign Group – West Sussex Youth Cabinet