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Future Me Gloucestershire

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Future Me are a team of young people from across Gloucestershire. Working with the County Council, our role is to be representative of young people across the county, sharing our insights into what it’s like growing up here – what’s good and what could be better!


We connect with other young people and can act as agents to allow them to share their views, experiences and suggestions. Topics we cover include Employment and Education, Mental Health, Independence and Community.


Information is power and we want to transform the way young people aged 14-25 years access information and inspiration to help them on the road to becoming adults. Preparation for Adulthood is both exciting and challenging and we want to support young people by sharing resources and signposting to organisations that can help.


Why not send us a message? Find us on social media:
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube

Or drop us an email: futureme@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Future Me Radio Shows

We have been collaborating with Gloucester FM radio to bring you the bi-monthy Young People's Hour. Checkout our page on Gloucester FM here

Previous shows are available as podcast-style episodes on our YouTube channel:

More coming soon! 





Meet the Team

The Future Me Youth Reps are a diverse and talented team of young people aged 16-25 who live in Gloucestershire. With our varied skills, talents and experiences, we’re able to really make Future Me entirely for young people, by young people! Check out these 2 videos that introduce different members of the team and our mission:









Hear from other young people about their journeys into adulthood

Preparing for adulthood is different for every single person. What works for one person might not work for someone else! By hearing from lots of other young people, you might find useful advice and suggestions to help you make your own choices.

For a deeper dive, download our interactive Resource Pack on ‘Education, Employment and Training’ from the External Links, which contains lots more information and personal experiences.

Check out videos of Alex talking about his Supported Internship, or Oliver talking about his Skills for Work course

Introducing Claire who is working as a Childcare Assistant in a pre-school for young children



Education, Training and Employment

When the time comes to leave school, you may be wondering what your next steps can be. There are plenty of options and opportunities out there. These might include a combination of the following:

  • College 
  • Sixth Form
  • Apprenticeships or Traineeships
  • Supported Internships

Our linked Resource Pack offers lots of advice and information as a downloadable document to explore.  All the buttons are interactive, so you can click into topics that interest you and find out lots more!  

 If you fancy some more immediate inspiration, take a look at this short film:

Mental Health and Well-being

We all have mental health. Just like our physical health, everyone’s is different and has different strengths and different needs. It’s important to look after your mental health and well-being and to seek help if you need to.


It can be hard to talk about mental health sometimes, but by sharing our experiences of mental health, as well as advice about who to contact for help, we can all support one another.


Our linked Resource Pack ‘Mental Health and Well-being’ covers topics ranging from ‘My Anxiety’ to ‘Keeping Well.’ Inside, you’ll find lots of advice from other young people, and link to helpful services.


Why not check out the team’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Video, to see other young people open up about mental health: 





Independent Living

Transition planning for disabled young people

Transforming Care - supported living

 

This film from Inclusion Gloucestershire uses disabled and non-disabled actors to tell the story of someone making the transition into supported living and how they made that journey.

 

Take part, be heard!

Email: futureme@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Download our Personal Experience form
Fill out our feedback survey

One of our goals is to give young people across the county a voice. We want to hear your feedback, experiences and input about what it’s like to be a young person growing up in Gloucestershire.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with many young people, organisations, groups and initiatives so far to co-produce services in the county. We’ve collaborated with People Too’s redesign of EHCPs (Educational Health Care Plans), Stroud District Youth Council, Gloucestershire Deaf Association, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Healthwatch Young Listeners and so many more!


If you have an opinion, story or experience you want to share or topics you feel passionate about, get in touch! Equally, if you’re part of an organisation that would like to collaborate with us, we’d love to hear from you too.

Events and Outreach

Would you like to see us at an event near you?

We’ve taken part in Fresher’s fayres and Careers Conventions and bring a youthful face to events designed to engage with young people! We are also happy to offer bespoke sessions to engage with our peers, whether through PSHE sessions or as extra-curricular workshops.

To invite us to your event or to find out how we can support your preparation for adulthood, email futureme@gloucestershire.gov.uk


‘It was great having Future Me at events, they brought a good energy and youthful face to our consultation and engagement face. Also great to be able to speak first hand about the practical resources they have developed’ – Ben Ward, World Jungle

Image shows 3 Future Me Reps at an event at a college. They are smiling and stood beside a Future Me banner.

Preparing for adulthood outcome areas

 

Preparing for adulthood review process

Talk to your school about how your review will take place.

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