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#iAmCampaign 2020

On behalf of Blackpool Fairness Commission

#iAmCampaign 2020 – 20th January – 9th February 2020

Every year Blackpool Youth Council lead the local aspect of the ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign, a national drive to gather feedback from young people. For the last 3 years Youth Mental Health has come high on the list of concerns from young people in Blackpool. This year in response to these results a partnership formed between Blackpool Youth Council & Blackpool Fairness Commission. 

Together we wanted to take action, working with local services and Blackpool Youth Network the #iAmCampaign was born – a youth lead mental health campaign aiming to raise awareness, encourage positive behaviour change and give the young people of Blackpool confidence that their voice is heard.

This year’s campaign focuses on being brave and trying something new & to channel that bravery we have created a timetable of free activity for young people to try. This includes football sessions, animation, cake decorating and a youth Parkrun takeover, where we’d like to see as many young people as possible come and take part.

If you’re thinking of taking part, please complete the short form attached to let us know what you’re running and we’ll arrange to add it to the weeks activity list. If you’d like to discuss your idea you can get in touch by emailing chloe.shore@blackpool.gov.uk or calling 01253 476363.

Find out more information here: https://blackpoolfairness.org/iamcampaign/