24th Oct, 2020

New 'Futureproof' youth project to help Malvern's young people get life skills and be part of the community

A NEW campaign will be launched on Monday to encourage young people across Malvern Hills district to gain valuable life skills.

The district council has partnered the Malvern Youth Advisory Network to deliver ‘Futureproof’ which will run from July 13 to 26.

The campaign, aimed at 11 to 17-year-olds, is being championed by the council’s new Youth Chair Matthew Knight and his advisers.

The jam-packed fortnight will be full of informative videos, advice and fun activities to improve wellbeing and build skills.

It will encourage young people to build resilience and feel part of the community, as well as help them gain valuable life skills.

A range of different topics will be covered from budgeting and mindfulness to coping with exam stress and cooking healthy meals.

Futureproof will be promoted on a new webpage, as well as through videos, posts and activities on social media.

For more, follow the Twitter page @MalvernHills_DC, and on the Malvern Hills District Council Facebook and Instagram pages.

Anyone posting on social media should use the #MHFutureproof hashtag.

Coun Tom Wells, Malvern Hills District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said everyone was excited about the launch.

“It is so important that young people access the support they need and build resilience so they can thrive now and in the future.”

Futureproof is being launched in response to the council’s Bigger Picture Survey, which was completed by over 1,200 11 to 18-year-olds across the district in 2018.

The survey asked what living, working and studying in the district was like. Preparing for life after school, learning important life skills, dealing with stress and feeling a part of their local community were the top issues highlighted by young people.

Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/youth for more information.

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