Young People's Area


"I'm Walking A Life"

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"Whitney Spoken Word"

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"Young People Performing A Song"

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"Be good to be close to family and those supporting you"

"Intelligence is more than School smart"

"Young people aren't out of reach. Services are out of reach"

"I just tried to stay out of trouble, connect with family and friends and get early release"

"The word education isn't a great word"

"Young people need a second chance"

"If someone's got something to lose they will fight to keep it"

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

"Knowing your rights and entitlements means you feel more empowered"

"If I complain, I don't think anything will happen"

"The long term affect is massive, but the decision is based on the judges mood"

"Young people should be involved from the beginning"

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Peer Power is a growing community of like minded individuals with shared values, some who have lived experience of support services, and some who work within these services.

We live our values through all of our work and communication with others
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Why Empathy?

Empathy boosts resilience. It is the key to forming the healthy relationships that impact children and young people’s mental health. And empathy is and will be a key skill in the job market. Employers are looking for people who can connect with their stakeholders, understand service user needs, and relate well to coworkers, bosses, and others in the workplace.

Peer Led

Peer to Peer engagement accelerates understanding, trust and empathy. Relational and empathic approaches support storytelling and understanding journeys; these are transformational tools for both individual recovery and for system change.

Youth-Led Work Strands

Peer Power is unique because it has been founded upon the views of those it serves, and specifically what this group of children and young people have consistently said would make a positive difference to their engagement, and so our work focuses on three strands:

  • Promoting empathy and understanding of the life stories of children and young people
  • Supporting consistency and engagement in services
  • Improving emotional health and well-being
  • Supporting children and young people to be involved, tell their stories and have active roles in changing services.
  • Providing opportunities for developing employment related skills and training
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Our Core Values

We live our values through all of our work and communication with others:

  • Empathy – We are compassionate, caring and strive to understand the experiences of others
  • Respect –We believe in listening, understanding and learning from others
  • Fairness -We believe in equal access to opportunities, social justice and mobility
  • Open & Honest –We encourage you to be who you are and own your own story
  • Positive –We focus on strengths, what’s right with people, and the potential of our futures
  • Love – Our work is grounded in love and kindness, for ourselves, and for others, and through our actions

Peer Power Youth CIO is a charity registered in England and Wales, no 1167758