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International Youth Day

The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Lionel Wallace, was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to represent her in the County of Hertfordshire in matters relating to law and order. This year, the High Sheriff is working to launch activities which will increase opportunities for young people to excel.

On Thursday 12th August, Herts Mind Network’s Children and Young People’s Team were invited to attend an event arranged by the High Sheriff to celebrate International Youth Day. This also happened to be A-Level exam results day across Hertfordshire.

The event was held in St. Albans in the beautiful grounds of St. Albans Cathedral, and there were a wide variety of organisations offering various types of support for young people also in attendance. This included Herts Young Homeless, Youth Talk, Safe Space and Change Grow Live. Other organisations were also there to offer work and study opportunities to young people, including University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Police Cadets, Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal and Prince’s Trust.

The Children and Young People’s Team provided mental health support and information for young people and their parents. By handing out goody bags and information, we were able to raise awareness about young people and mental health and the support available to them through Herts Mind Network. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire for inviting us to join this event, and a big congratulations to all those young people who have recently received their GCSE and A-level results.

Author: Clare Rennett
Posted on: 23rd August 2021