Secure your place at our Government consultation conference session

Our first-ever virtual Community Conference event will take place over a few weeks from April 25th. Open to all Youth Access members and young service users, it’ll be a space to come together as a community to share the evidence, ideas, insights and skills needed in the fight for long term government funding.  
As we countdown to the conference launch we’ll be releasing sessions via Eventbrite, where you’ll be able to sign up to secure your space at each of our exciting events. Follow our social media channels (@youthaccess) and the Community Conference hashtag #YACC22 to be the first to hear about the latest sign up opportunities.  

Up first: The chance to feed into our consultation on the government’s new 10-year mental health plan

A huge part of our Community Conference, and a much-anticipated session in our initial member feedback, is the opportunity to feed into our collective response to the Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy.  
The Government is preparing to consult on a new Mental Health Strategy that will shape service provision and funding for the next 10 years. This is a huge opportunity to get long-term government backing for YIAC services across the country. As such, our collective consultation response sessions will be among the first available for you to sign up to.
Members and young service users will have the opportunity to feed into our written response to the Government's consultation at two dedicated sessions. You can sign up to these sessions now at: 
29/4/22 Members have your say: Feed into Government's Mental Health Plan  
04/5/22 Young people have their say: Feed into Government's Mental Health Plan  
We’ll also be hosting sessions supporting members and young people to write their own responses to make sure the government is flooded with calls to fund YIACS nationwide!  

Save the dates

In addition to the consultation response sessions, the conference will include: 

25/4/22 What is the Our Minds Our Future programme and why is it important?  
27/4/22 Our Minds Our Future: building the manifesto (led by young people) 
06/5/22 Anti-racism in action: Are you a racially responsive YIACS? 
09/5/22 Spokesperson training: Learn key skills and messages to represent YIACS*
11/5/22 The British Sign Language Bill: What does it mean for youth services? 
13/5/22 YIACS and Family Hubs: How should we be working together? 
16/5/22 Campaigning as a charity: Do's and don'ts under charity law  
18/5/22 Campaign workshop and introduction to the Rights Advocates Hub

Get the dates in your diary and if you're not already on our mailing list, sign up now to be sure you never miss a #YACC22 session drop.

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*date to be confirmed soon.