Job skills for youth to provide a boost

The MAC Birmingham Cannon Hill Park Birmingham B12 9QH
Saturday 3 November 2018 (13:00-17:00)

For more information on this event please contact Dr Kareen Heinze

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Birmingham is Europe’s youngest major city, with a large, diverse and lively population. Birmingham has high numbers of youth unemployment, along with a large number of young people struggling with mental health problems.

This event, led by Dr Kareen Heinze, Dr Maria Michail, Dr Jennifer Cumming, Professor Anne Green and Professor Matthew Broome will address ways to promote positive mental health and well-being, especially in young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, who dropped out of school, are homeless, or belong to minority groups.

Bringing together young people, researchers, schools, voluntary organisations, businesses and the mental health and employability sector we will discuss the barriers that prevent young, vulnerable people from engaging with employment and education, as well as the barriers that keep businesses from employing young people. We will invite local businesses to discuss opportunities for skills training to young people, and link businesses and voluntary organisations with young people to create opportunities for a successful future in employment and education.

Speakers at the event will present their findings from initiatives that have successfully helped young people gain skills and employment. We will create conversations that allow young people to share their views, and help us to learn from businesses about what may get in the way of them employing young people.

There will be a light lunch and refreshments available and the opportunity to network.

This event has been organised by the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Mental Health

Who is this event for?

This event will be of interest to young people from a variety of backgrounds, voluntary organisations who support young people, local businesses interested in employing young people, local authorities and community colleges. 


Please note that this event is now full and closed for registration

This event is part of the Festival of Social Science which runs from 3-10 November 2018. See what other events are taking place in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. 

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