People of the Welsh Youth Parliament

Ffion Griffith

Ffion Griffith

Welsh Youth Parliament Activities

Diolch, Llywydd. From the beginning of our time as Welsh Youth Parliament Members, we have seen the importance and the significance of mental health in the lives of young people across Wa...

Plenary | 24/02/2021

We definitely think there is a lot that we can learn for supporting adults, because, of course, mental health doesn't change—it's the same whether you're three or 36 or 60; it doesn't cha...

Children, Young People and Education Committee | 20/11/2019

Yes, definitely. I think we'd also like—. We've talked about—. As we've had these days where we've done a consultation on life skills, we're going to have one on littering and plastic was...

Children, Young People and Education Committee | 20/11/2019

Living in a digital age, we definitely think that using social media to raise awareness of mental health amongst young people and the work of the committee is definitely a good way to mov...

Children, Young People and Education Committee | 20/11/2019

Yes, I really think that maintaining the communication that we have had is extremely crucial to the success not only of our committee but also to bettering young people's mental health ac...

Children, Young People and Education Committee | 20/11/2019

Yes, thank you, Lynne. Article 24 states you have the right to good-quality healthcare, and article 12 states you have the right to say what you think in all matters affecting you, and fo...

Children, Young People and Education Committee | 20/11/2019

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Biography

I have been interested in politics since representing Wales at a conference about Democracy in Bratislava and would be a proud ambassador for my area.  I realise the right to a voice is important and that young people should have as much of a say about issues affecting them as adults. Young people are now more aware of their rights, thanks to the work of the Welsh Assembly and schools and the best way for them to learn more about politics is to get involved.

Serving on my school council for 4 years has made me confident when communicating. I can make effective links between young people and parliament, through social media, visiting schools to hear their opinions or hosting a youth forum. I am a good listener, a Welsh speaker and have great respect for my own culture and other cultures and beliefs.

 I hope to represent many important issues for young people, especially health and education. With many pressures on young people today, including social media, peer pressure and employment, young people deserve better provision for mental health care and an education which prepares them academically, socially and morally in order to be healthy, active citizens of Wales.  

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