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Point Made: Centrepoint's Youth-Led Podcast

Point Made is created by young people, for all people. Centrepoint residents past and present gather once a month to cover the topics that mean the most to them, from mental health to the benefits system. Find all the episodes here.

Redefining Christmas

16/12/2021: This episode looks at Christmas through the eyes of young people who have experienced homelessness or are estranged from their biological families. Imagery of 'togetherness', 'family' and 'happiness' are impossible to escape at this time of year so three former Centrepoint service users share their memories and tips for surviving, redefining and even enjoying the season.

NB. This episode was recorded on Zoom and has some digital drop out in places.
If you are struggling this Christmas, there are organisations to reach out to such as:
https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/find-help/i-need-urgent-help/
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/

Achievement and success

12/11/2021: A candid conversation with residents & ex-residents at different stages in their Centrepoint journey about what success means to them. This episode explores their experiences & struggles, and where they came from to where they are now, offering words of wisdom for young people trying to reach their own goals.

Mental Health in an Unequal World

08/10/2021: This episode explores mental health in an unequal world. Former and current residents discuss this subject in relation to their own lived experience of homelessness with Centrepoint Health Team professionals, Stephen Geale and Evelyne Njuguna.

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussion of trauma, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, substance use and mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder.

The Ending of the Universal Credit Uplift

17/09/2021: Point Made's first episode where former and current Centrepoint residents discuss their peer research into the benefits system, namely the proposed end to the Universal Credit uplift. They also discuss misconceptions around youth homelessness and those reliant on benefits.