Monday, 17 November 2008

Get ready to take action...

Hi Everyone!

Its almost time, to take some serious action! The Stress and Strain of School call to action, complete with online resource pack is almost ready to launch!

I am so excited about the launch as I plan to launch on one of the most important days for young people ever! - can you guess when?! - its very close....

Although I am slightly stessing tooo as theres still alot to do in time for the launch and the school work is also buiding up rapidly! :s

Keep your eyes open for the call to action.... Its so close you can almost see it!

Much Love


Friday, 24 October 2008

campaign update....

Hi everyone!
sorry I haven't blogged or posted a video in a while, everythings been really busy...
theres so much to tell you!... I'm really excited....

* I've met my mentor - shes really cool!
* done loads of more research,

* Set up a new chill out zone in a local school
* Got a few new supporters - bebo fans are rapidly rising! :) yay
I'll tell you more indetail for each point in the next blog!

Love and Best Wishes to you all!


Remember you are never alone! There is always someone there for you, even if you don't know it yet, they will be there....

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Stress and Strain of School...

'A lot of students don’t feel that they have anyone to talk to if they feel stressed or pressurized.'

My campaign is to promote and improve the mental health and wellbeing of students. I’ve seen friends go through the pressures of school and drop out of courses because of stress. I’ve seen other people stay on but suffer from depression because of the stress of all the work. I think there needs to be a system to help young people cope.

I’ve been talking to teachers and pupils about the lack of support available and I’ve set up a support website. I’ve already stopped one girl from dropping out of school but I want to go on to reach many more.

I’ve been campaigning for a support structure for students in my own school for over a year and now the school is bringing in a confidential counseling service. I want to get this sort of service implemented in other schools.

I want to go from being one person on a mission, to really making a difference.

I started the campaign on the 7th December 2007, as a small local mission, to try and help other students who have or were going through a similar situation to my friends and I, then on 11th August 2008 the campaign went national, which was amazing... then when there was a chance of being followed by RAWtv, as part of a channel 4 documentary, out of all the thousands of people who applied 20 were chossen, I am so honoured to say that Stress and Strain is one of these...

Keep uptodate with all the goings on at
the campaign website -
the Battlefront site -
the campaign bebo page -
Twitter - (stressandstrainofschool)

Monday, 13 October 2008

My first Blog...


This is my first blog, so I might as well tell you a bit about me and what i do! :)

Name: Laura-Liz *actually its Laura Elizabeth .... but I use Laura-Liz
Nicknames: Lozza, Luz, chasecat, lawz,
D.O.B: 16th November
Location: Cannock, Staffordshire, West Midlands
Occupation: A-Level Student (final year!)
About Me: I'm a lively person, rather bubbley and outgoing, I can be really random, I DONT follow the trends and norms, I am my own person! ;) I love to meet new people + make new friends and I always treasure my friends and family. My Mom means the world to me! (L)... Cats and Dolphins are my fave animals and purple + Orange are my fave colours...
Volunteer info: Children's Rights Champion - CRAE, Young Trustee - CRAE, Campaign Co-Ordinator - Stress and Strain of School, "School Super Star" - Local school, Student Support Teacher - Local School...
Campaign info: I volunteer on serveral campaigns, but I also run my own campaign, which is actually a national campaign which i started back in December 2007. The campaign is called "Stress and Srtain of School" (SSS) the aim of which is to improve the mental health and wellbeing system for students and young people across the country. - more about this in another blog comming soon! :)
Dream Job: Children's Commissioner for England
Hopes & Dreams for the future: I hope to be the best I can be! I hope to move to London next year to go to Uni, I hope to fulfill my purpose here, I hope to make a difference for others, and to stand up for what is right, I would love to live in Newzealand, and have children there - when Im older! lolz

So there you have it, a very basic summary about me, and now you know me, I'd like to get to know you! ;) - its only fair!....

much love!