South West Young Members

The South West Young Members Forum act as the voice of young workers in the South West, bring together active young UNISON members, and help to facilitate new young members’ involvement in the union.

The Forum organises and runs campaigns on issues that impact young members, including housing, respect at work, and pay.

Anyone under the age of 27 can get involved in the forum, which meets four times per year, usually in Bristol or Exeter.

Latest Events:

Information and booking:

Young members open forum meeting (running twice)

Wednesday 4 November, 6-7:30pm

OR Saturday 7 November, 2:30-4pm

A chance to meet with other young members across the region in this informal meeting. We will focus on the UNISON youth charter and look at ideas for campaigning for better conditions for young people at work. RVSP by emailing

Confidence building workshop

Tuesday 17 November, 6-8pm

Join us for this fantastic workshop on building confidence and self-esteem. Attendees will receive a certificate for CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

Registration and full details here: Booking Link Click Here:

Mental health awareness workshop

Monday 23 November, 5:30-9pm (including a break)

This workshop is run by the Open University. The session will support learners to understand the main mental health problems that young people face and gain an insight into the experience of having mental distress. It will look at some of the misconceptions associated with mental health enabling you to take a revised awareness into the workplace.

Registration and full details here: Booking Link Click Here:

Mental health campaigning workshop – why it’s a union issue

Monday 30 November, 5:30-7pm

Join this workshop to learn about organising for better workplace policies and support, and a less stressful working environment. Being in a trade union is good for your health!

Registration and full details here: Booking Link Click Here:

The two mental health workshops have been organised to complement each other so please do attend both if you are interested.

This is not a requirement however, and either can be attended without the other.

If you have any questions or any difficulties accessing these events, please get in touch on

We look forward to seeing you in November

Beth and Tom, UNISON South-West young member support

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