International Youth Day

International Youth Day: 12th August 2015

This year we are pledging our support for International Youth Day 2015, which takes place on 12th August each year. The day raises awareness of youth issues, by bringing them to the attention of the wider international community and celebrating the contribution and potential of young people in today’s society.


The day also highlights the challenges and problems young people face throughout the world, while acknowledging the part they play in bringing about change through leadership and making important decisions.


International Youth Day was initiated by the UN General Assembly for the first time in 1999, and has run on the same day ever since. During the day, a number of discussions and information campaigns take place with the general public to gather their opinions on where the needs of young people lie and how they can be addressed. The UN Member States then use this information to help implement new policies and procedures to address these needs. The objectives of International Youth Day are also raised during the UNESCO Youth Forum, held in the autumn.


What Youth Support is Offered in Bracknell Forest?


Bracknell Forest Council offers a number of youth programmes and initiatives, which take place throughout the borough.


They also offer a Family Service Directory, available to everyone who lives and works in Bracknell. The directory is a single resource of local family services and event listings, that help everyone in Bracknell find out more about what is going on in their local community.

Bracknell Forest Self Care Guide


Do you feel you could do with some help and guidance in improving your lifestyle?


Bracknell Forest Council have a Self-Care guide, which provides information, advice and web links to a number of services which can help you in the development and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. Information is available on alcohol, smoking, healthy eating and exercise. The chapters also contain video summaries of key health messages.


They also provide a Long-Term Conditions Guide full of practical information and local services to help manage conditions such as the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Falls
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke

Bracknell Forest Helping You Stay Independent Guide


Perhaps you are at the stage where you have accessed all the information you need and are well on your way to making these important lifestyle changes – you could just do with some help in sticking to it. The Helping You Stay Independent Guide provides lists of activities, events and groups around Bracknell Forest that can help you do just that.