The Midlothian Early Action Partnership (MEAP) is looking for young people aged 16 – 25 to volunteer for a youth panel which will develop and support a youth led fund to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people and their communities in Midlothian.
MEAP has created a £30,000 fund that young people and adults, aged 12 – 25, can apply for to help the wellbeing of their peers and people in their community. The application process for the fund and decision making on who receives it will be developed by the panellists.
You will also have a chance to talk about things such as:
· How young people’s mental health and wellbeing has been affected by the pandemic
· How mental health services are currently run and could be improved on
· What organisations and groups can support the fund and share its message
The decisions you make will shape the fund and encourage other young people to apply. MEAP believes that young people have the experiences, ideas and skills to be a key part of the decision making process and conversation in how youth mental health could be better.
Experience required: You don’t need to be the perfect public speaker or most confident person to apply. We’re looking for passion and someone who wants to make a difference in their community. We will support you to grow your voice in the best way for you.
Travel details: The location of the youth panel will change every meeting to accommodate all members, but it’s base will be the Dalkeith MVA office.
Minimum age: 16
Maximum age: 25
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel costs will be paid (with prior approval).
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