For the past two years young people consulted through the Youth Commission’s Big Conversation have said that Mental Health is their biggest concern.
To tackle this the Youth Commission is focusing on two key areas – reducing the stigma that still surrounds mental health and ensuring young people know what support is available and how to access it.
Draw a line through Stigma
Help us to reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental health – and win a prize.
To encourage young people to get talking, and drawing, about Mental Health the Youth Commission has launched a competition that asks anyone aged up to 25 years old to design a postcard that shows what mental health means to them. This can be a drawing, painting, a computer drawn image, words, photo, textiles, or in whatever form helps young people to show what mental health means to them, and helps to change views and the stigma of mental health.
Your name, address, email, contact telephone number and a title for your artwork.
Entries should be posted to Communications and Engagement Team, Police and Crime Commissioner, St George’s Chambers, St George’s Street, Winchester, SO23 8AJ or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Support available for young people
Youth Commission members have worked with CAMHS to produce posters that help young people know where to turn to access support.
The posters can be downloaded here:
In addition an A-Z guide has been created with CAMHS to help primary school pupils to look after their mental health and build resilience – look out for extracts on our twitter and facebook page
Good mental health
Do you have a top tip for good mental health? Download our template and let everyone know!
Partner Resource area
If you would like to work with the Youth Commission on their Mental Health campaign, we provide can access to resources. If you need access to the resources, please enter your details in the Contact Form, select Youth Commission from the drop-down list, and specify that you are requesting access to the Mental Health resources.