A great night was had by so many involved in Youth Work last Thursday in Glasgow at the Crowne Plaza. The 11th year of the youth work awards organised by Youth Link Scotland saw a night of celebration and awe inspiring individuals and organisations from across the whole of Scotland. Organised with a co design of young people this year, there included new categories for YoYP and also young youth worker. We were delighted that Julie Middlemiss Brown was a finalist in the Mental Health and Wellbeing category sponsored by the Mental Health Forum and was recognised for tremendous contribution over the past 4 years in supporting young people through the YouthBorders/JHIT sexual health and relationships project.
The overall winners for the category were super youth workers from Arran and congratulations to them. But in the end everyone was a winner and congratulations to Julie, who did herself, us and young people very proud as she received her award from John Swinney, the depute first minister who took part all evening. The whole evening was a fantastic show case for youth work and young people and we truly hope that Mr Swinney took away a fantastic impression and evidence that #youthworkchangeslives and needs investment in Scotland.