42nd Street’s Peer Ambassadors
What does 42nd Street say about their Peer Ambassadors?
“42nd Street’s Peer Ambassadors are role models; they inspire others and help them to understand the experiences of young people and young adults in terms of mental health and wellbeing”
What do the 42nd Street Peer Ambassadors say about themselves?
“By listening to others and through our own personal experience we can advocate and campaign for and with young people. We are all different- we are unique, honest, trustworthy, real, inspiring, fabulous and nerdy!”
What does a 42nd Street Peer Ambassador do?
The 42nd Street Peer Ambassadors meet regularly with key staff from 42nd to design, deliver and evaluate a programme that includes:
- Reaching out, listening to and capturing the views and experiences of other young people in terms of their mental health and well-being .
- Building a movement of young people that can influence local, regional and national policy and practice.
- Speaking at events e.g. conferences, scrutiny committees, party conferences.
- Using public facing media e.g.TV, radio, press, film, social media to share messages, raise awareness and influence thinking.
- Influencing and shaping local, regional and national service development e.g. by attending meetings, meeting officials, lobbying politicians and decision-makers.
- Influencing the development of services at 42nd Street e.g. evaluating service delivery, meeting with leaders and board members, shaping and attending Annual General Meetings.
- Running campaigns e.g. attitude and behaviour change campaigns, awareness raising campaigns
- Fundraising e.g. Sponsored events, community fundraising, contributing to fundraising bids, meeting donors
Who can become a 42nd Street Ambassador?
Any young person aged 13-25 who:
- Is passionate about the rights of young people and young adults in relation to mental health and wellbeing
- Able to commit to working as a part of a team
- Respects diversity and promotes equality
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Ambassador, get in touch:
Call: 0161 228 7321
- A new campaign – ssshhh, it’s top secret at the moment as it’s still under development…but keep checking back for more details.
- Consultation and ongoing input into Greater Manchester Devolution developments to ensure young people’s views and experiences are central to decision-making. Involvement in the development of the Greater Manchester Mental Health Strategy with Vicky Sharrock, Programme Manager, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution.
- Working with Shena Simon college – developing a brief for students to create films centred on raising awareness of mental health.
- Representing 42nd Street at the NHS Takeover Day alongside 42nd Street’s peer researchers – November 2015.
- Completed mystery shopping training and working with Whitworth Art Gallery to ensure the gallery is accessible to young people.
- Consulting with peers and professionals at 42nd Street’s AGM in December 2015.
- Speaking at the launch of Manchester City Council’s HIVE youth democracy event – January 2016.
- Input into a new leaflet about eating disorders and self-harm.
- Presenting our work and leading a Q&A panel at the Association of Young People’s Health (AYPH) conference in February 2016.