Join our Amplify programme by working as a Young Advisor

Closing date for applications is 22nd February 2022

Our Amplify Programme recognises the brilliant contribution that young people with lived experience have to offer, and that with the right support you can build your confidence, knowledge and expertise in the workplace to go out and change the world. 

Amplify is a 2 year work and development programme that helps you to build experience in a job that you are passionate about, and sets you up for success in your future career. Year one is all about learning, training and development, building your skills in a real work environment. If you successfully complete the first year of the programme, you will be able to progress into year two, where you will further embed your skills in the workplace and build your leadership abilities. 

We particularly want to hear from you if you have been out of work and/or education for a while, as this would be a great opportunity to get back into work and get involved in some amazing projects that will positively impact other young people.

We have three development programmes available:

Join our Voice team to shape and improve how we tell our story. You will amplify the voices of young people with lived experience, as well as tell the stories of Healthy Teen Minds to ensure that the world knows about our work.
More information on the role and how to apply

Join our Production team to ensure that young people’s lived experience of mental health is at the centre of all of our work. You will create amazing training resources and deliver sessions to health staff across the country.
More information on the role and how to apply

Join our Projects team to keep us organised and ensure that our amazing work is delivered on time and on budget. You will work closely with the Voice and Production team to create projects that have a big impact and improve the experiences of young people in mental health services.
More information on the role and how to apply

Young Advisor Recruitment Event

On Wednesday 16th February we ran a recruitment even for you to meet our team, find out more about the Amplify programme and learn how to submit a great application. The event was split into two parts:
Young Advisor Showcase
How to submit a good application
All the sessions were recorded and you can watch them below!

Young Advisor Showcase 
The first part of the recruitment event introduced our amazing team of Young Advisors and how they fit into Healthy Teen Minds. They will talk through what they have done during their time in the role, the kind of projects they have been involved with and what a general ‘day in the life of’ a Young Advisor has looked like for them. 

Welcome to Healthy Teen Minds – 25 minutes
This session introduces the organisation of Healthy Teen Minds, what our values are and how coproduction is a part of everything we do. You will also learn a brief introduction to the amplify programme and how that fits into the rest of the team. 

Young Advisor involvement in the We Can Talk project15 minutes
This session will introduce our We Can Talk project and how it uses the voice of young people to create change. You will learn how Young Advisors have been involved in the project and give you an insight into how everything works. 

Young Advisor involvement in Crisis Tools project – 15 minute
This session will introduce our Crisis Tools project and how it uses the voice of young people to create change. You will learn how Young Advisors have been involved in the project and give you an insight into how everything works. 

Life as a Young Advisor – 15 minutes
This session is a general overview of what it’s like to be a Young Advisor, what a day at work might look like and how our Young Advisors are supported. 

Q&A – 30 minutes
This session answers any questions that were asked in the chat during the event. Please also see our FAQ document here.

Supporting you to create a strong application 
This part of the recruitment event talked about everything you would need to know to feel confident about submitting a strong application to join the Amplify programme. 

What is an advisor? – 20 minutes
This next section will introduce the team who are going to talk about what being a Young Advisor actually means and why the role is so important to Healthy Teen Minds. You will learn about the Amplify development programme, how that fits into the organisation and what this programme could mean for you. 

What kind of people are we looking for? – 10 minutes
This session will tell you about the skills and experience that are important to have if you are thinking about becoming a young advisor. 

How to write a good application – 45 minutes
This session will cover the steps you should take to write a good application, including It will provide some practical advice on the kinds of experience you already have that can be used during the application and will explain the STAR and PEE approach that will help you to write the best question responses! 

Production Team – 20 minutes
This session will cover everything you need to know about joining the production team, who you’ll be working with, what your role will be and the skills you can expect to learn. 

Voice Team – 15 minutes
This session will cover everything you need to know about joining the voice team, who you’ll be working with, what your role will be and the skills you can expect to learn. 

Projects Team – 10 minutes
This session will cover everything you need to know about joining the projects team, who you’ll be working with, what your role will be and the skills you can expect to learn. 


Q&A – 8 minutes

This session answers any questions that were asked in the chat during the event. Please also see our FAQ document here