Webinar: Planning for a rights-based recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic plunged the whole country into an unprecedented crisis – but youth advice and counselling services adapted impressively to continue supporting young people through the outbreak. As we emerge from coronavirus lockdown, it’s vital that we continue to innovate, and use the opportunity to transform the mental health system into one that meets young people’s needs and respects their rights.

As the national membership organisation for youth information, advice and counselling services, Youth Access is working to support members with the raft of challenges they face as we build for a post-lockdown future – and ensure that young people’s human rights are at the heart of our sector’s coronavirus recovery.

As part of this work, we are organising a new series of webinars to bring together Youth Access members and provide a forum to discuss challenges, share ideas and practices and find opportunities to work together on collective resources and campaigns.

The first webinar in the series will bring together senior managers to look at strategy and practicalities as we plan for a rights-based coronavirus recovery.


Who is the webinar for?

This webinar has been organised for senior managers (CEOs, directors and co-ordinators) of youth information, advice and counselling services (YIACS) in the UK. The webinar is exclusive to Youth Access members. Find out how your organisation can become a member here.


In the webinar we will look at questions like:

  • How can we protect our workforce and ensure the safety of frontline practitioners?
  • How can we secure our finances and find new funding opportunities?
  • How can we meet the challenges of safeguarding young people as we emerge from lockdown?

Participants will have an opportunity before the webinar to shape the agenda and let us know which of these questions is most important to them.

The webinar will be a participatory space where each participant will have the opportunity to share their experiences, challenges and solutions. The webinar will contribute towards creating a Community of Practice, supporting members through a variety of challenges arising from the coronavirus crisis.

Register for the webinar