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Get involved

Are you a young person, parent, carer or professional interested in promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing? You could be a Go-To Champion! We are looking for Champions to help spread the word about helping children and young people in North Yorkshire look after their mental health.

What is a Go-To Champion?

Anyone can be a Go-To Champion. Perhaps you are a parent wanting to support your child’s mental health, or maybe you are a professional who wants to do more. Being a Go-To Champion is also a great opportunity for young people to support one another through a community of other Champions. With the current climate being full of uncertainty for young people and graduates due to Coronavirus, this could be a healthy way of channelling those feelings and spending your time, as well as it looking good on your CV. Mostly, being a Go-To Champion is about being a positive role model, which could not only help improve your own mental health and wellbeing, but that of young people in the rest of North Yorkshire too.

So, what do you do?

There are three ways you can get involved as a Go-To Champion:

1. Writing and reviewing website content– perhaps you have always wanted your own website, but were unsure how to start going about it. Well as a Go-To Champion, we want you to have some ownership over our website. Maybe you’ve spotted some gaps in the website which would benefit from extra information. All creative ideas are welcome.
2. Social Media– we are looking to branch out to the world of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. If you think you could help us with managing any of these accounts, get in touch.
3. Writing a blog for our website- we want to celebrate our Champions. Whatever your experience is with mental health, sharing it with others could help someone out. We all have mental health and through sharing and listening to others, we can break the stigma and support one another.

We want to shape the role around you. So if none of the above catches your eye, but you have other ideas on how to contribute, we would love to hear them. We can also be flexible with how much time you are able to commit, every little helps.

How to get started

If you see yourself as a Go-To Champion, drop us an email at [email protected]. We will aim to get back to you as quickly as possible and from there, set up a 30 minute chat to get to know more about you and how you may be able to help.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Other ways to get involved

There are also lots of other opportunities in North Yorkshire to get involved and make your voice heard to help improve services. Have a look at the links below for ideas.

North Yorkshire Youth Commission

The North Yorkshire Youth Commission enables young people to support, challenge and inform the work of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

Visit the NY Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner website

North Yorkshire Voice

North Yorkshire Voice are North Yorkshire County Council’s Youth Voice & Creative Engagement Service. They support a variety of youth voice groups including groups for care experienced children and young people, children and young people with SEND, local area youth councils, and a team of Young Inspectors. The groups meet regularly, and link with senior leaders and decision makers at the authority to ensure their voices and views are acted upon.

Find out more on NY Voice here

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Meet our Go-To Champions

You can find out all about our Go-To Champions, what they do and how they are supporting us in The Go To Champions Leaflet.


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