Find out more about the short and long term effects on your health from taking cannabis and psychoactive substances:
- Factsheet cannabis (PDF, 144KB)
- Factsheet cannabis edibles (PDF, 251KB)
- Factsheet psychoactive substances Aug 2020 (PDF, 170KB)
MK Mayor’s Award 2020
The Mayor’s Office and the Youth Participation Team at Milton Keynes Council wanted to highlight the positive work that has been happening in our town over the last year.
We hope that this will bring a bit of positivity and a ray of sunshine, highlighting where young people have made a difference to their communities. We will be sharing on social media some of the nominated stories.
Watch the video of Cllr Crooks, Mayor of Milton Keynes announcing the Awards.
The Awards were given as follows:
The winner of this year’s secondary school award has been given to Abigail Kos for her local environmental initiatives, and the primary school winner is Alfie for his volunteering work at a local MK community fridge.
This year’s secondary school category was particularly impressive. Mayor Crooks has also presented a highly commended award to volunteers at MK Hearing Impaired Youth, and Arthana Yuvaraj for her fundraising efforts for the Cancer Ward at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
Youth, Advice and Guidance
Youth Advice and Guidance is a free and confidential service for young people in Milton Keynes aged 16-19 (Up to 25 with learning difficulties or disabilities) who are not in employment, education or training. Our skilled and experienced Personal Advisers are here to help you make decisions and take action. Through our Community based work, we offer:
- A drop in service - no booking needed.
- Professional advice on job search - where to look, how to apply and practical support with applications.
- Information and advice on applying for apprenticeships.
- Use of our IT facilities for independent job search including free internet access.
- A matching service for jobs.
We can also support you with advice on other issues that might be holding you back from your plans – housing, money management, health, relationships – and depending on the level of support you need, a Personal Adviser could refer you to a specialist agency.
We are a friendly team of Youth workers and Advisers who are here to support you when you are making choices about your next steps.
If you are looking for advice to help with planning and progressing your future then please contact us. We offer a range of services under our Career Sparks project aimed at helping find the right pathway for you.
We have a range of support to meet your needs.
We can help with:
- Careers Advice
- Applications and CVs
- Local employment opportunities
- Re-engagement courses
- Work Experience
- Life-skills workshops
- Talking through problems/ counselling
- Confidence Building
We offer a confidential service and are happy to contact you in the way that suits you best. This could be face to face (in a safe way) or via text or through social media. We will be led by you - just let us know how we can help.
What's Next? Life after GCSEs
Once you've had your results, you may be wondering what options there are for you, download our What's Next guide (PDF, 240KB) or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for ideas and information!
Further and Higher Education:
- Milton Keynes College
- The University of Northampton
- Moulton College
- Bedford College
- Not going to Uni
Email Youth:MK or call us on 01908 254410 for more information or if you're looking for any advice.
Latest jobs opportunities for young people
Please contact the Youth team by email to be added to our weekly job and apprenticeship opportunities bulletin.
To find out more and to hear about other available vacancies please call us on 01908 254410.
Education & Training
We offer education and support to anyone 16 and over, particularly those who are not in employment, education or training already. Whether you want to build your confidence or learn a new skill. For more information contact the team by email or on 01908 254410. If you are over 19 you can also join our main CLMK brochure courses, the full list of these is on our course finder.
Specialise in re-engagement courses for 16-25 year olds with special educational needs, to give them the skills to get back into work, education or training.
Our Youth Workers work across Milton Keynes developing and facilitating the delivery of youth work and positive activities to specific groups of young people who require specialist support to move forward. Some of the activities we offer are:
- Arts Award
- Asylum Seekers
- CIC Youth Club
- CIC +
- College drop ins
- Cookery/Sport/Babysitting Programmes
- Detached working
- Holiday programmes
- SEND groups
- ANiMO programme – delivered in schools
- Tailored individual support
Ways for young people to get involved and have their voices heard:
All in 1 Bus card
The All in 1 MK card is available to ALL under 19s permanently resident in Milton Keynes, even those no longer in full or part time education. Contact the team on 01908 252558 for more information or visit the All-in-1 webpage.