We don’t need to tell you how the last year has been a difficult one for most people. The pandemic has made us all more aware of the need to look after own mental health, and the mental health of our friends and families.
This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week, which is a chance to check in with ourselves and those around us. It is also a time to start conversations about all different aspects of mental health and how to best access the support we need to maintain good mental health not just this week but all year round.
And alongside our continued work alongside partner organisations such as Docklands Outreach and Health Spot, Spotlight will be running a series of mental health-specific events, workshops, programmes and opportunities to get involved in throughout this year.
During May Half-Term (Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June) we will be teaming up with Tower Hamlets Council, Young Creators UK and Kooth to run a four day creative programme for young people age 16 -19. This will be a chance to design, build and launch a digital campaign to support young people in the borough with their mental health!
This programme is perfect for any young person who is passionate about helping young people in Tower Hamlets access mental health support and learning how to run a high quality creative campaign which will be used by the council.
Programme participants will be focusing on supporting young people to access Kooth, a mental health website for 11-25s providing free, safe and anonymous support from mental health professionals as well as access to wellbeing tips, articles and resources.
Participants will be trained in content creation and marketing, graphic design and editing. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain skills, develop yourself professionally, work towards a good cause and have a great time in the process!
For more information and to book your space on the programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, check out Spotlight member Leia’s Top Tips for maintain good mental health: