Edition 20

Time to play as Bristol launches plan

Work with under-11s was cut when the council cut its youth services budget by 30% last year, but Bristol’s organisations have come together to find...

Photos: A Vibrant Youth

Felix Rd celebrates 75 years of adventure play

Voices

Why are young people turning to prescription drugs?

The Cable speaks to John McGuirk, team leader and therapist at Off the Record, a mental health charity supporting 11-25 year olds.

Visuals

Watch: Knowle West boxing club puts up a fight

City

Council awards new youth services contracts two months late

No more play: council slashes youth services by 30%

Youth workers and parents want to know why the council has cut out play, open access and work with under 11s from its new youth services.

Transforming mental health provision in schools?

Therapists and educators criticise the government’s proposed changes to how mental health services are delivered.

Becky Romero’s family: “Our children deserve better than this”

Family of teenager failed by Bristol’s mental health service demand more funding for the sector.

Determination and struggle to shake “hangover from the past” in Southmead

Sensationalist coverage of “riot” in area shows how media failed to grasp the real challenges faced by the community.

Learning the legal hustle

Bristol-based project Street2Boardroom is ready to shake up the street and business worlds, but challenges lie ahead. “We can’t live in a society where people...

Do young Bristolians want the vote?

The youth will control our future and how the world ends up for the next generation. But are they ready?