UK Youth
Movement Update

NSPCC Childline Report
NSPCC has published a briefing on the main concerns that children and young people have been talking to Childline counsellors about during the coronavirus pandemic. Main concerns include mental health, family relationships; doing schoolwork at home; bullying; and abuse. Full link to the brief here.

Crisis Governance Support
Charity trustees are grappling with difficult decisions at the moment. NCVO Governance lead has gathered together
some key resources to help your board. Resources to support trustees.


We love seeing all the adapted youth work despite the current challenging circumstances!Keep sharing them with us using the hashtag #StillYouthWork.

Football Beyond Borders
Football Beyond Borders have been running Isolation Diaries which they broadcast on Instagram TV each week, where their practitioners, young people, parents, and link teachers share their realities of lockdown. The latest episode is here!

Soapbox Islington 
Soapbox have moved their youth work online with activities including, a photoshop masterclass, a podcasting workshop and DJ seminars, you can check out their schedule here. Keep up the great work!


Guide to social action by young people for young people’ contains tips, practical advice and inspirational words from a group of Peer Power Experts who are passionate about using their experience to drive social change.

Microsoft has made available Microsoft Teams during the COVID-19 crisis. There are many solutions offers available such as empowering remote workers and online events with Office 365 / Microsoft 365 and Virtual IT Infrastructure with Windows Virtual Desktop. Please visit here for more information.

NHS Volunteer Responders: Self-referrals now open.
People can now refer themselves for help from an NHS volunteer. This may be relevant to the young people and communities you work with. There is more information here.

CEO Webinar – COVID-19 and youth employment
In this webinar, Laura-Jane Rawlings explores the challenges seen from the last recession and what they may mean for young people facing the COVID-19 crisis, alongside their health, education and social well-being.


UK Youth online collectives & webinars

Belong Collective
Date: 12th May  Time: 3pm – 4pm
Join us for our second virtual Belong Collective which will focus on how we can keep ourselves and young people connected. We will have talks from our UK Youth Voice members of how to support one another in this new climate.

Youthwork Collective: North West
Date: 7th May  Time: 12pm – 1pm
In response to the current situation UK Youth is providing a space and platform for youth workers to come together virtually and discuss best practices in supporting young people in the North West. Join our virtual Youthwork Collective.


LinkedIn: Coaches session for youth workers
Date: 13th May  Time: 3pm – 4pm
LinkedIn will be hosting an exclusive training session for youth workers within the UK Youth Movement to enhance their own profiles. Register for your free ticket here.

COVID-19 & the impact on outdoor learning centres
Date: 14th May  Time: 3pm – 4pm
An event for organisations who deliver outdoor learning activities and who run outdoor learning centres to identify the impact of COVID-19. Join the event here.