OUR PROGRAMMESAND INITIATIVES
YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Throughout all of our initiatives ‘change’ for and by young people is central:
Our Anti-Bullying work encourages change in attitudes and behaviours for young people by young people.
Our Mentoring schemes guide change for some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people.
Our flagship Award and Development programme recognises the young people driving selfless change across the world.
Our Changemakers Programme is set to change the inequalities in mental health experienced by young people from racialised communities.
The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign runs across four key programmes, as well as our youth boards, working to change the attitude surrounding bullying both across the UK and beyond.
All of the programmes have a strong peer-to-peer focus, with our trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. Our anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.
AWARD AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.
This is the longest running award for young people through a retrospective nomination process only. We believe this is special. Young people do not work towards the award, rather they demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without any expectation of reward.
Young people who grow up without a positive role model in their lives are 67% less likely to gain employment when leaving education. We’re on a mission to change that through mentoring.
We work to pair volunteer mentors from the world of work with young people who need a role model in their lives. Through a series of group sessions, our young mentees gain an insight into the world of work and career skills training.
UK Youth, Centre for Mental Health and The Diana Award are excited to announce a new collaboration that aims to reimagine mental health support for young people from racialised communities.
Collectively we recognised the need for change to create culturally competent mental health services that can meet the needs of young people from racialised communities.
The project will be led by young people aged 16-25 with lived experience of mental health issues and racial injustices.