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YoCO Group Volunteers and Young Leaders interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford Breakfast Show…

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

YoCO has been selected as one of BBC Oxford’s three chosen charities featuring in its new BBC Happy Heads campaign, created to help children, parents and carers by promoting volunteering and sharing links to charities and organisations. YoCO was identified as a charity that makes a real difference to the lives of young people in Oxfordshire by helping develop personal confidence and resilience. BBC Oxford is helping us by promoting what we do and encouraging people to volunteer with YoCO.

Recent data published by BBC Children in Need found that more than two-thirds of children and young people (68%) aged 11-18 believe that young people’s mental health in general has got worse as a result of the pandemic, with one in three (34%) not feeling comfortable to ask for help if they needed it. The BBC want to capture the kindness shown by communities across the country who have helped and supported each other during the pandemic. There’s no doubt that the impact on children has been significant and so the BBC are seeking out people who want to volunteer for an organisation that supports children and young people’s mental health and well-being.

Click on the links below to listen to:

Annabel Campbell (Trustee), Chantelle Clifford (Group Volunteer) and Ollie Kilekas (Young Leader) from YoCO Blackbird Leys:

Nicky Wyer (Group Volunteer) and Emma Gorringe (Young Leader) from YoCO Berinsfield:

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