Doncaster Young Advisors help organisations and local services improve their products and delivery to make them more young people friendly
Doncaster Young Advisors are a newly formed team of young people aged 16-24 who bring unique expertise and knowledge about being young to influence strategic planning, decision-making and marketing within Doncaster Young People’ services.
Our role is to help organisations and local services improve their products and delivery and to make them more young people friendly. We are employed and co-ordinated by Doncaster Council and use a variety of methods to ensure that young people are given the chance to be meaningfully involved in service design, delivery and evaluation.
We understand we all have our own strengths and weaknesses as a team, so we continually work to learn from each other and widen our own individual skill sets, while still understanding we don’t have to perfect at everything. A skill that all of us share is the ability to communicate and work well with fellow young people, not only as a young person but in a professional manner during focus groups and consultations.
Work We Can Deliver:
- Report Writing
- Youth Proofing documents
- Recruitment & Selection
Children and Young Peoples Plan
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Since forming in 2019 the team have worked hard on improving Mental Health and Wellbeing for Children and Young People in Doncaster. Recently they were commissioned by the NHS CCG to help shape and develop a new CAMHS service called ‘With Me In Mind’ which was part of a National Trailblazer. For this project the Young Advisors developed the following resources to encourage Children and Young People to talk about their Mental Heath and Wellbeing.
Super Sam Story Book
A book developed for Primary aged children which tells the story of a young boy called Sam who experiences some feelings that he can’t quite explain, but realises that these feelings are normal and the best way to deal with them is to talk to someone.
Super Sam Book
Sam & Evie Lockdown
Following the events of the pandemic and the effect it has had on so many children the Young Advisors developed another story book as a follow on from Super Sam. This book tells the story of best friends Sam and Eviie and how their lives have changed and sends an uplifting message to let children know they are not alone.
Sam and Evie Book
Mental Health Film
A powerful film which focuses on some common mental health issues faced by young people including anxiety, exam stress and body image, and encourages young people to talk to someone.
Mental Health Film
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Become a Young Advisor
We currently have no vacant positions available, however, please keep checking the Council Recruitment page as all vacancies will be advertised on there:
We as Young Advisors can not only get you access to the opinions and experiences of young people but we will also deliver meaningful bespoke analysis to help shape your planning, marketing, communications, product or service development. We will work with you to ensure our research findings provide clear, actionable and specific recommendations to drive engagement and growth.
If you like the sound of what we do and how we do it, and think we could work together then please get in touch by contacting Mandy Burns on:
Tel: 01302 737061