Resilience Revolution – Activist in Residence project
The Activist in Residence project is an opportunity for young people in Blackpool to work with a ‘host’ organisation that can support them to develop and deliver an activist campaign.
Age: 16 – 25
Time: Full or part time for 1 – 4 months
Pay: living wage (£9.50 per hour) with additional funding available for campaign resources etc.
Recruitment for round 2 of the Activist in Residence project is closed.
1. We have organisations ready with specific residencies in mind, so see if either of the ideas below fit with what you are passionate about. If they are, get in touch.
Environmental Activist in Residence at Victoria Hospital
The NHS has a huge carbon footprint, which is why the Blackpool Victoria Hospital is looking for someone who is passionate about the environment to shake things up. The hospital has a new green plan, but does it do enough? Can you think of creative ways to use the hospital to get your message out? Do you want your voice to be heard by those at the top making the decisions? Then get in touch!
Co-production Activist in Residence at the National Institute for Health and Care Research
Health inequalities in the UK mean that some communities have much worse health than others. This is unfair and avoidable, and is something the National Institute for Health Research wants to improve. One thing they are focusing on is how to better involve communities in research. Because of this, they are looking for an activist who can challenge their ways of working to make sure that co-production is embedded in what they do. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, give us a shout!
2. If you have your own idea for a campaign, then tell us about it by sending us your ‘Hope for Change’ . If it’s something we are able to support in this round then we will match you with the best organisation to host your residency. – RESIDENCY CALL IS OPEN! Check out the brief for an overview of what it’s all about and get in touch with us to talk it through if you wish.
We need to hear from you by midday on July 1st to be considered for a residency. Contact Henry with ideas or questions on [email protected] / 07999467704.
Activist in Residence – let’s make it happen
An activist is someone who sees something wrong in society, and wants to help change things for the better.
Activists do all sorts of different things. They organise community groups, they lead marches, make films and talk to politicians.
The point is that anyone can be an activist. Maybe you’re worried about knife crime.
Maybe you’re concerned about homelessness.
Or perhaps you think we’re just not doing enough to protect the environment. Whatever it may be, if you want to do something about it, then become an activist, and help us to make a change.
Created as part of the ongoing Community Solutions for Health Equity project that Boingboing Foundation are proudly part of, we are pleased to share recordings of a series of workshops held recently in Blackpool. These workshops are free resources to be taken advantage of by any community members or organisations looking for a beginner’s guide to developing the research skills and knowledge needed to explore health inequalities in coastal areas.
Hi, I’m Maya, and I wanted to say a big thank you to you for reading. These guides were created to help people in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast become more environmentally friendly, without feeling too overwhelmed by climate issues. They were produced as part of the Boingboing Activist in Residence project, which gave me the opportunity to work as an Eco-activist in Residence at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. I decided that I wanted to use this role to make two guides: one for local residents, and another for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Green Champions.
The Resilience Framework is a handy table that summarises ‘what works’ when supporting children and young people’s resilience according to the Resilience Research base. The Resilience Framework forms a cornerstone of our research and practice. On this page we have pulled together lots of useful links so you can find out all about the Resilience Framework.
Ready, Set, Resilience is a workbook and supporting guidance created to support young people’s resilience aimed at year 9 students. It uses mixture of activities which support individual resilience (beating the odds) and activities to support changing the odds like activism.
Over several months our autistic CSRJ and Boingboing colleague, Dr Gemma Williams, worked with a stakeholder group to co-produce some guidelines for communicating well with autistic people in healthcare settings.
I stood there on a warm August day with a sense of hope. People of all ages had come together for Make A Change, the inaugural launch event of the Activist Alliance in Blackpool. And it seemed to have come at just the right time. Things seem to be going from bad to...
A full summary of findings from the research project ‘Climate change and mental health; A co-produced study with young people in Blackpool’.
This report has been co-produced by the Blackpool Youth Climate Group and research partners from Boingboing and the CRSJ to share their findings about what young people and adults in Blackpool think and feel about climate change.
The Resilient Minds Toolkits are co-produced guides written by young people and parents/carers to support young people’s resilience and mental health. We have co-produced guides for both a Blackpool context and a national context. Find out more here.