Young people get ready for this year’s Takeover Challenge

Published Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 15:12

Children and young people are being given the chance to shadow jobs, get involved in decision-making and offer their opinions on key issues at Blackburn with Darwen Council.

After the success of last year’s Takeover Challenge, the Blackburn with Darwen Youth Forum have organised another BwD Takeover Event at King Georges Hall in the Windsor suite on Wednesday, November 29th.

This year’s theme is ‘Mental Health’. The young people have decided to invite three partner agencies to help them deliver workshops on three topics;

  • Domestic Abuse – Supported by The Wish Centre
  • Substance Misuse – Supported by Go2
  • Mental Health – Supported by Lancashire MIND

The issues are all current campaigns and awareness is being raised by 100 young people from the borough’s secondary schools, colleges and youth organisations who will participate along with key professionals in these fields.

There will be three interactive workshops each lasting approximately 30-45 minutes where young people will have the opportunity to help shape and design services they receive.

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