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Empowering Young People

Posted at 11:58 am on 7th January, 2020

Manchester Youth Summit

In November, Wellacre’s Year 9 and 10 Mental Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors joined the Manchester Youth Summit, organised in collaboration with Dove and WE Charity, an international charity and educational partner.

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The conference provided an opportunity for Wellacre’s Ambassadors to meet and work with local agencies and charities as well as other young people in workshops focused on improving self-esteem and inspiring ideas to raise awareness.

Mrs Birney, Inclusion Manager, said:

“Wellacre is committed to empowering students and developing their self-esteem and our ambassadors responded well to the topical debates and left feeling inspired to make a difference at school.” 

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Wellacre students explored relevant issues such as unrealistic appearance ideals, and the impact of social media, celebrity culture and body activism.  

Mental Health and Wellbeing Ambassador, Jamie, Year 10, said:

“We learnt all about body image and presented an idea to help improve the school community’s view about body image.  We’d like to do a display with photos of students and staff showcasing and celebrating positive messages - I’ve taken my photo already and I’m holding up a sign saying ‘I like wearing my glasses!’ ”

WE Charity is an international charity and educational partner. Our organization is unique in that it operates collaborative programs both domestically and internationally. In the US, Canada, and the UK, WE Day and WE Schools are initiatives of WE Charity that educate and empower young people. WE Schools is a year-long service-learning program that nurtures compassion in students and gives them the tools to create transformative social change.