Camden hosts first ‘Virtual Shout Out’ for young people to share experiences of lockdown

On Wednesday 6 May, Camden will hold the first ‘Virtual Shout Out’ bringing young people from across the borough together to share their experiences of being in lockdown.

Organised by the Camden Youth Council and Youth Offending Service (YOS) Peer Advocates, this will be the first of two events which aims to encourage young people to give their views on the current pandemic and share with others what life has been like for them.

The second event will ask young people to discuss their hopes and plans for recovery after the lockdown is lifted.

Young people from across Camden are invited to join the forum as well as Councillors and Council staff so they can hear directly from young people in the borough on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting them.

The Virtual Shout Out events will provide a safe platform for young people to connect with each other as well as share their experiences, both good and bad, with others. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone, including our young people. Their schools and colleges have closed, they are spending time away from some of their family and friends, and have stopped their usual day to day activities. They may also be dealing with the loss of someone close to them or be caring for others, so it’s really important to hear how this lockdown has impacted them.
Cllr Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Young People and Cohesion
Now more than ever, the internet is our lifeline - not only connecting us to our friends and family but allowing us to keep in contact with vital support and advice ready at the tap of a screen when we need them most. Whether we need lockdown inspiration or tips about studying from home, we should all take advantage of and make the best of Camden’s variety of online services. Stay at home, stay connected!
Asma Maloumi, Deputy Youth MP for Camden

The first 'Virtual Shout Out' is on Wednesday 6th May at 2pm. This will be an event that any Camden young person can join and talk about their experiences of lockdown.  Further information on the second event will be publicised shortly.

For more information and to join the event, please contact Rema Patel on [email protected]