Q Club & Children First Derby Present Can You Hear Me?


01 November 2021

Q Club & Children First Derby Present Can You Hear Me?

QClub partnered with Children’s First, Derby to bring to life a script written by a young person, about their experience of how schools deal with young peoples mental health.

Young people from Children’s First Youth Forum worked with film maker Chris Bevan over two intensive days of film during the summer holidays.

On Wednesday 27th October, QUAD screened the premiere screening of this important film supporting the voice of young people, inviting young people, teachers, funders, supporters and local councillors, including the Derbyshire Lord Lieutenant, to view the film.

After the impactful screening, young people had opportunity to put their questions and thoughts to the councillors, advocating for change in how young peoples mental health is supported in schools.

Creative Wellbeing Curator, Abbie Canning, said ‘Being able to support young people to have their voices heard on such important topics is an essential part of the work that we do at QClub, QUAD. Listening and supporting Youth Voice is a passionate part of QUADs education and participation programme and we are grateful for the funding received from BBC Children In Need, that enable to bring this powerful script to life. I am immensely proud of the young people involved in the project for their hard work, dedication and determination to advocate for all young people experiencing mental health problems in a school setting’.

QUAD and QClub, funded by BBC Children In Need, are proud to support such an important initiative to enable young voices to be heard and effect change.

QUAD is a registered charity.