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    News:Let’s talk about it: youth violence and young people’s mental health 

    Young people identified the importance of talking about mental health in the process of healing. Research with over 4,600 young people conducted in 2022 by Peer Researchers found that trusted, open communication was a priority for young people across England and Wales.  Communication is key Young people were asked what they would do to prevent…
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    News:We’re kickstarting the next phase of the Peer Action Collective!

    The Peer Action Collective (PAC) is a network of young people across England and Wales, working hard to make their communities safer, fairer places. Since 2021, over 6,800 young people have been taking action on the big issues leading to serious youth violence. With a further £7.5m investment, from the Youth Endowment Fund, #iwill Fund…
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    News:Cameron, 20, tells us more about his journey with PAC Cymru to date, and his ambitions for the next stage

    Cameron, 20, from Wales was a peer researcher in the first phase of PAC. Now as the Deputy Lead Co-ordinator for PAC Cymru, Cameron will be taking what he’s learned to help a new cohort of young people make positive changes in their communities. Can you tell us more about your role in the Peer…
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    News:The PAC Conference saw the first ever Gamechanger Awards, celebrating young people for their inspiring work to make their communities safer, fairer places

    We’re proud to announce that young people have won the first ever Gamechanger Awards in recognition of their work as part of the Peer Action Collective (PAC). Gamechanger Awards celebrate the work of ten incredible young people and projects, who are part of PAC, a ground-breaking new youth-led network, which is funded by the Youth…
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    News:Young researchers come together in Liverpool to learn how to make change and end violence

    Today, Peer Action Collective (PAC) members from all over the country are coming together in Liverpool, to share research about young people’s experiences of violence – and what they’re doing to make their communities safer, fairer places. Through a ground-breaking new youth-led network, which is funded by the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund (a…
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    News:Q&A with Grace Ward 

    As you know, recently two Peer Researchers from the Peer Action Collective in Merseyside stole the show when they spoke at a Labour Party Conference Fringe event hosted by The Rt Hon Justine Greening.  Grace Goodman and Grace Ward from PAC Merseyside joined the event – sponsored by the Co-op and The Purpose Coalition –…
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    News:PAC researchers reflect on what they’ve learnt

    In this video, peer researchers from Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme reflect on what they’ve learned from being part of the project and share their advice for the next generation of PAC!
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    News:PAC members make a splash at the Labour Party Conference!

    Two members of the Peer Action Collective in Merseyside stole the show when they spoke at a Labour Party Conference Fringe event hosted by The Rt Hon Justine Greening. Grace Goodman and Grace Ward from PAC Merseyside joined the event – sponsored by the Co-op and The Purpose Coalition – to talk about their PAC…
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    News:Welcome to the PAC-Cast!

    Welcome to the PAC-Cast! We are the Peer Action Collective, a group of young people researching and working to reduce Youth Violence in Merseyside. We hope to achieve this by interviewing 10-20 year old’s in Merseyside, and using the findings to create dynamic and meaningful social action. So – why listen to the PAC-Cast? Well,…
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    Story:Lily’s story

    To celebrate this year’s International Youth Day, we chat with Lily to find out why she decided to get involved in PAC and how she’s getting along. Why did you want to get involved in PAC ? “I decided to get involved in PAC because through studying youth work at degree level my passion in…
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    Story:How PAC helped open my eyes!

    How PAC helped open my eyes! I started PAC in April 2022 as an apprentice Project Officer at Volunteering Matters Ipswich. This project has really opened my eyes about our community and the seriousness of youth violence around Ipswich. Its impact has made me change some parts of my own personal life! Being on PAC…
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    News:PAC in Sheffield hit the headlines!

    PAC peer researchers from Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme have been making a splash in the media this month, with local TV news, radio and newspaper all knocking at their door to find out more about their amazing work. If you missed the coverage, you can catch up below! BBC Look North BBC Radio Sheffield Read…
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