How do I get more signatures?

Ready to help grow the petition?  Here’s some ideas to help you get stared.

It’s totally up to you to figure out how many people you think you can get signed up and how best to go about it. We’ve listed a few ideas for getting started below, but feel free to get as creative as you like! 

Our Minds Our Future Rights Advocates, Bethan and Zee, decided to run a stall at an event in parliament. They got dozens of signatures, including some from MPs and ministers!

A starter for…ten? 

A great place to start is to challenge yourself to get ten people signed up to the petition. You’ll start to build your own confidence to talk about the campaign and you might even find a couple of people who want to get more involved. 

You could try: 

  • Opening the petition page on your phone, tablet or computer and asking the next ten friends or family members you see to add their name. 
  • Sharing the link on social media – you could even tag a few people who you think might be most interested. You could also share this video which explains the campaign. 
You could start by just telling a few friends about the campaign and asking them to sign the petition on your phone.
  • Add a photo on social media of you holding up the #MyRightsMyMind petition pledge card – and ask your friends to join you! Just make sure to include a link to the petition and the hashtag #MyRightsMyMind when you do so. You can print our copies of the pledge card here – or ask us to send you some in the post by filling out this form.
  • Sending the link to your WhatsApp groups or your contact list. 
  • Printing out a paper petition and taking it to school/college/uni/work (here’s a copy if you have access to a printer. If not, put your name and address in this form and we’ll send you a paper copy). 

  • Printing out a paper copy of the petition for a stall, e.g. in the main foyer of your uni, or at an existing local event (again, here’s the link for printing, or ask us for a copy. We can also send you leaflets if you need them). 

  • Sending an email round any groups, networks or societies that you’re part of. 
  • Presenting it to your class/colleagues – you could use this campaign video to help you explain. 

There’s a full list of resources on the Helpful Resources for Local Campaigning page to help you get started, but don’t be shy to drop us an email at morr@youthaccess.org.uk or text/WhatsApp on 07912 270037 if there’s something else that would be useful for you. 

Once you think you have ten signatures (more or less), let us know, by emailing morr@youthaccess.org.uk so we can figure out where to go next!