This time of year, it's easy to get so caught up in the madness of the holiday season and all of the pressure involved that we forget how many other people actually need help, especially young people. So whilst we are gearing up for the festive season, parties and the madness that is present shopping, let's also be on the look out for ways we can help others and make a difference.
In Myanmar just six months ago I met a young Rohingya woman called Fatima. She lived in Ye Thei, a Muslim village in central Rakhine State. She and her family had been displaced from their home due to conflict and been moved by the authorities into Ye Thei - what is known as a 'relocation village'.
If one of your friends or family members has cancer, you may be wondering the best way to support him or her. Even though you want to help, it can be hard to know what to say or do. Everyone reacts differently to the news that they have cancer.
In the wake of the tragic fire at Grenfell Towers, many questions have been asked about safety, fire escape procedure, fire
Failing to help a friend in a time of need may be downplayed by thoughts such as being embarrassed to let them know that you care, or perhaps you may fear that your offer of comfort may be rejected. And given the opportunity to look away makes it easy to miss important signs.
The following week I talked with him at length about the startling lack of response he received from some people. It got me thinking; maybe I could write a list of my own personal FAQs/Tips for those who are perhaps recently bereaved and in particular those who just feel helpless looking in. This changed after my brother Johnny completed suicide in 2014.
As we approach Christmas, employers need to think hard about giving their employees time to volunteer and ensuring they are free to serve these causes. The Skills Exchange is an excellent organisation to work with, and BT are keen to help employers learn about effective ESV.
So in the words of Ronald Reagan 'We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone'. This is quite possibly the most exciting adventure yet for Molly and I, and I can't wait to see it develop.
As a young person, I knew that we had so much to give to our communities in terms of time, energy and compassion. It turned out that others agreed with me. We found that 82% of 12-24 year olds in the UK believe it is important for today's youth to tackle social issues (Com Res, 2016), yet only 36% believe that they have the chance to do so.
You're a criminal and a coward, and your crime has shocked the world to its core. But we refuse to break in the face of what you have done. The people who died because of you will be honoured as we stand together for justice.