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Fighting loneliness as part of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission

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The Jo Cox Loneliness Commission is starting a conversation across the country – and you’re invited to join in.

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ARTiculation weekend – young people lead the charge

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Friday 14 August 2015 / Participation
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60 young people come together to learn new skills, meet other young people, gain confidence and have a good time.

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Wow, our campaigners rock!

Posted by Abdi Mohamed /

Friday 24 April 2015 / Participation
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Up and down the country, hundreds of you dedicated campaigners have taken action.

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Young Ambassadors Amira and Phoebe question politicians

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Wednesday 01 April 2015 / Mental health, Participation

Last week Action for Children Ambassadors, Amira and Phoebe, did some ‘door knocking’ at the Department for Education. Along with young people from The Children’s Society, NSPCC and Save the Children, they held a meeting with then Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws, to grill the MPs about issues that matter to them and ensure children’s voices are heard during the general election. Here’s what they thought about the experience…

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Every talk helps - Lewys' thoughts on mental health services in Wales

Posted by Lewys R /

Monday 19 January 2015 / Early intervention, Participation, Professional relationships
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Lewys R is a young person who uses one of Action for Children's emotional health services in Wales. He took part in the National Assembly for Wales inquiry into CAMHS services and recently met the Welsh Government's Health and Social Services Minister. Here he shares his experiences.

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