Learning from Lockdown

In this special series of our podcast Stories of Change, you’ll hear from amazing people and organisations who adapted to the coronavirus pandemic and what you can learn from their experiences.

How to move your outreach programme to a fully remote service in record time and whether the shift to virtual services may actually open up the number and types of young people that you can reach, with Aimee Hardaker.

How to free up your time so that you can better support the most disadvantaged children, why it’s important you acknowledge how children feel during a crisis, and how to bring an idea to life, with David Thomas.

How to empower both parents and children, how the crisis has shone a light on kinship carers, and the impact that increased screen time is having on children, with Tom Bucher.

How isolation has impacted the mental health of young asylum seekers and refugees, why it’s import to involve young people at the heart of decision making, and how the simple things can often be the most effective when working with children and families, with Kalyani McCarthy.

How the pandemic has impacted men’s mental health and why looking after yourself is incredibly important, with Joujou Bola.

How to build a community where young people can form meaningful relationships, grow their confidence, and talk about their futures, and why it’s important you make young people aware of their resilience, with Beth Vecchione.

How to reduce food poverty and improve youth services, community cohesion and skills for life, with Arshad Mahmood.

How to embrace all things digital to enhance service delivery and why it’s important to empower the girlchild, with Pamilerin Beckley.

Learning from Lockdown’s host

“I’m Leila Hidayat, Events Officer at Frontline, and podcast host for this special edition of Frontline’s Stories of Change. To share a bit more about me, I grew up by the seaside in Kent. I am of dual heritage, spending my early years in Indonesia and the south of France. I am passionate about people, and the charity sector. In my spare time, I volunteer for St Christopher’s Hospice and Save the Children. A funny lockdown routine I’ve got into is cycling from my home in south London to my favourite chicken shop as part of my daily exercise! I’ve learnt a great deal along the way, and have enjoyed speaking to and hearing stories and advice from amazing people who are doing everything they can for children and families at a difficult time. I hope that you enjoy it too!”