Bromley Youth Council target mental health concerns in latest manifesto
PUBLISHED: 10:07 13 June 2013
Mental health issues have been highlighted as the number one concern to be tackled by Bromley Youth Council in their latest manifesto.
The elected group, all aged between 11 and 19, also raised issues such as feeling safe in the borough and finding affordable leisure activities as they launched the manifesto in front of councillors and public health representatives.
As well as giving news about future campaigns, the youth council also spoke about their recent anti-bullying campaign at Bromley’s Civic Centre, in Stockwell Close, last month.
The young councillors successfully got every secondary school in Bromley to sign up to an anti-bullying pledge, while giving talks in schools, at youth hubs and putting on an outreach day at intu Bromley.
Cllr Tim Stevens, executive for public protection and safety, said: “Our young people are our future and therefore it is important to take their views into consideration as we formulate policies that will affect their lives now and into the future.
“I have been very impressed with the effort that the Youth Council has demonstrated over the past year on behalf of young people in the borough and I aim to support their campaign work in whatever ways we can over the coming year.”