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Youth Achievement Awards and the beat Youth Forum

Hi!  I’m Leila, and I’m a Project Support Officer at beat working with our Young Ambassadors who do all kinds of amazing things for our charity, from media interviews and healthcare consultation work, to speaking at conferences all over the world.

Today, I’ve been supporting one of our many Young Ambassadors through an awards scheme so she’s recognised for all of the eating disorder awareness raising work she’s done for beat. The scheme is called the Youth Achievement Awards. If you haven’t come across the Youth Achievement Awards, or YAAs as I like to call them, then you should definitely look them up if you do any voluntary work that you’d like to be recognised for by future employers and universities and colleges. They’re run by UK Youth and the awarding body, ASDAN, and you can choose the level of award you’d like to do – Bronze, Silver or Gold. They’re a great for boosting your self esteem and if you’re a Young Ambassador for beat, we’ll guide you through the process. To find out more about them you can go to:

And if you want to find out more about the work that beat does with young people aged 25 and under, you can visit the beat pages ‘For Young People’ (FYP) and become a member of our Youth Forum to be consulted with on projects and kept up to date with beat news


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