The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is seeking young people aged 12-17 to join the Under 18’s Youth Trust Mental Health Taskforce and make a difference to mental health on the Isle of Wight.

The award-winning Taskforce works together with the Youth Trust to raise awareness of youth mental health issues. The group also guides and advises the Youth Trust’s work, to ensure that the needs of young people are being met on the Isle of Wight.

  • Are you passionate about ensuring that the views of young people are heard on the Isle of Wight?
  • Would you like to raise awareness of issues around mental health and break down the stigma?
  • Are you interested in working with other extraordinary young people, improving your confidence and having fun, whilst helping to make a difference?

If the above applies to you- the Isle of Wight Youth Trust needs you.

Young people wishing to apply must do so before Monday 11th November.

You can complete a short online application here.

Youth Trust CEO, Clare Cannock, said:

‘This is an exciting opportunity for young people to have their voices heard in a fun and safe environment. We are looking for young Islanders with both direct experience of engaging with mental health services and people who have no personal experience. We believe that it is important to have a wide variety of viewpoints represented across the group, so that we can best understand and meet the needs of all young people on the Island.”

“Our Under 18s Taskforce meet twice a month, coming together to engage in a range of activities and interactive workshops to help develop Youth Trust services, meet with Island decision-makers and work on their own projects. We offer our Taskforce members training, ongoing support and the opportunity to get involved, have a say and participate in improving perceptions of mental health on the Island. It’s a very relaxed setting and our areas of focus are set by our Taskforce members and interests.”

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to take a short phone call during the week. Following these phone interviews, the Youth Trust will invite applicants who are through to the next round to a recruitment evening on Monday, 25th November.

All applicants will know the outcome of their application by Monday, 2nd December.