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/ Education, Positive Perspective, Youth

03 Sep 2015

 

Greta Rossi left her career in mainstream higher education to start Akasha Innovation, where a new venture aims to help young people build a better future for themselves and generations to come

 
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/ Education, Wellbeing, Youth

17 Aug 2015

 

A new study on mindfulness aims to find out how it can boost teenagers’ mental health

 
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/ Youth

12 Aug 2015

 

Today is the fifteenth International Youth Day – a United Nations initiative to raise awareness of youth issues worldwide. To mark the day we've rounded up five of our favourite stories about inspirational young people

 
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/ Health, Wellbeing, Youth

11 May 2015

 

Tradition, corruption and political negligence continue to stigmatise mental illness, but the new generation is transforming old taboos

 
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/ Wellbeing, Youth

30 Apr 2015

 

New research suggests that treating oneself with kindness and mindfulness is more effective than improving self-esteem when facing the challenges of teenage years

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise, Youth

12 Mar 2015

 

Lacklustre and uninspiring educational facilities in Africa are being given a jump-start to improve literacy and support the change-makers of tomorrow

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Youth

23 Jan 2015

 

Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fair trade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses acting to end inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation

 
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/ Culture, Education, Environment, Youth

21 Jan 2015

 

As authors protest nature-related words being cut from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, a new breed of writers and publications are using language, and new perspectives, to reinvigorate our relationship with the natural world

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People, Youth

30 Oct 2014

 

With young people trapped between unemployment and underemployment, the political response is too paternalistic, says new organisation AltGen. Launching an award for new co-operative enterprises, it is encouraging 18-29-year-olds to shape their own futures

 
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/ Blogs, Education, Lifestyle, Sustainable Development, Youth

14 Oct 2014

 

Catalyst is a leading five-day residential course for young people aged 18-25, hosted at Embercombe, a educational centre for sustainable living in Devon. Catalyst alumni Jasmine Irving reflects on her experience

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Education, Youth

02 Sep 2014

 

Mainstream economics teaching fails to address 21st century issues, say students from 41 protest groups around the world

 
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/ Environment, Youth

25 Oct 2013

 

Children are more disconnected from nature than ever before, new research says. But for one man, these findings present an exciting opportunity to get children into the great outdoors. Laura Smith talks to David Bond about Project Wild Thing

 
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/ Youth

21 Oct 2013

 

Young people are more likely to pay attention to health and safety campaigns with positive messages than negative warnings, according to new research

 
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/ Youth

02 Aug 2013

 

Nine out of ten children in the UK are happy, according to a new report, with an overwhelming number of teenagers being completely content with their friends

 

Bedroom swap scheme cuts costs for university students

 
 

/ Community, Education, Youth

08 Jul 2013

 

A new enterprise helps cash-strapped students ‘bedroom swap’ to save money

 

Youth climate change committee aims to connect younger generation with policymakers

 
 

/ Environment, Youth

05 Jul 2013

 

New organisation will increase dialogue as research shows that the vast majority of young people believe climate change is an urgent issue

 
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/ Community, Youth

17 Jun 2013

 

A groundbreaking social project is using the art of capoeira to coax shell-shocked and vulnerable children out from behind their painful memories and towards empowerment and hope

 
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/ Youth

31 May 2013

 

Small UK charities join forces to engage young people in raising awareness and providing help for Syria

 
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/ Youth

20 May 2013

 

Parkour, also known as free-running, is as good for your mental wellbeing as it is for your physical health – and no Bond-style leaps across skyscrapers required!

 
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/ Youth

19 Mar 2013

 

The announcement of prison closures across the UK has caused controversy, but it’s not all bad news, explains Caspar Walsh