Youth Council’s Question Time on mental health impact of Covid-19

The Broxbourne Youth Council has held a Community Question Time on the impact of Covid-19 on young people’s wellbeing and mental health.

The event took place on 22 April 2022 at Wormley Community Centre.

Questions were put to a panel that included MP Sir Charles Walker, Dr Jim McManus (Hertfordshire County Council’s Director of Public Health), Cllr Lewis Cocking (Leader of Broxbourne Borough Council, Jeremy Scott (Headteacher at The John Warner School), Mark Hughes (Area Team Manager, HCC’s Services for Young People) and Vicky Gutteridge (the Ollie Foundation).

The event was very successful with 48 people attending and a lot of positive feedback from members of the Youth Council, young people and the panellists themselves. The Broxbourne Youth Council will be looking at putting on similar future events on a larger scale, working with other youth councils in Hertfordshire.

Ethan Yardley, Broxbourne’s Youth Mayor, said:

“It was amazing to see so many young people come along to get involved. I would like to thank the panellists for their very informative answers, as well as all of the youth councillors and Council officers that put in lots of work for a great evening.”

The Broxbourne Youth Council is a non-political youth organisation open to any young person aged 11-19 who lives, studies or works in the Borough of Broxbourne. The Youth Council meets weekly on a Wednesday evening at the Cheshunt Young People’s Centre and is facilitated jointly by Broxbourne Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People.

For further information contact the Council’s Community Development Team on or phone 01992 785555 ext.5745. 

Published: 11th May 2022