Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council

The Youth Council aims to makes a positive difference in our community and raise awareness about issues that matter to young people.

A wide logo for the landing page for WHYC

We work in partnership with many borough and county-wide youth services to ensure young people within Welwyn Hatfield have access to the services and support they need. An important part of this is supporting the borough's Youth Council.

The Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council is made up of like-minded local young people aged 11-19 who really want to make a positive difference in our community. Meet them in their fun, new recruitment video.


With a growing need for youth services such as sport facilities, mental health services, a growing LGBTQ+ community and a rise in youth anti-social behaviour (ASB), it is vital our Youth Council are engaging with our younger community. The Youth Council are passionate about challenges that young people face today and in raising awareness for these issues.


Welwyn Hatfield Youth Question Time 2020

An exciting opportunity for 11-19 year olds that live or are educated in Welwyn Hatfield to ask question to key decision makers on issues that matter to them.

To watch the Youth Question Time event please visit: YouTube - Youth Question Time.


Mental Health with the Youth Council

The Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council have been working with Just Talk Herts to produce an interactive mental health pack focusing on the five ways to wellbeing. On the Just Talk website you can work through the e-learning modules to learn about the five ways to wellbeing and learn techniques to help improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Once you have completed this please spend some time working on the interactive five ways to wellbeing pack and Just Talk journal.

Young people and students - Looking after your mental health

What is Just Talk?

Just Talk is a multi-agency campaign, which encourages Hertfordshire's children and young people to show strength through talking about their mental health.

The Just Talk website provides a hub of information, tools and resources for children and young people, their parents or carers, and professionals to ensure that young people have the tools to help improve their own wellbeing.

Just like physical illness, anyone can develop a mental illness, and while the Five Ways to Wellbeing can be helpful for children and young people with a mental illness, usually additional support will be needed.

For more information visit: www.justtalkherts.org


What our Youth Councillors are saying

I joined the Youth Council because I like to have a voice and make a difference to others. One of the many things I enjoy about the Youth Council are the debates we do. This is because it is fun to discuss different relevant topics.

James

I'm vice chair of the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council. I absolutely love it! It gives me a fantastic and open space to be passionate about my many political and social views. The people are just wonderful and I feel very comfortable sharing my ideas in front of this lovely group!

Laura

Keeping up to date with the Youth Council

You can follow the Youth Council on Twitter, Instagram (@youthcouncilwh) or by reading the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council Blog.

Join us!

If you think you'd like to become a Youth Councillor or just find out more, please go to our page on the council website.