Youth Cabinet Mental health

 

Mental Health & Me:Milton Keynes

A campaign to get talking!

The Youth Cabinet is a group of young people from across Milton Keynes. During our February 2017 Youth Issues Ballot Paper, Mental Health was voted as the second most important issue. Because of this, we wanted to create a campaign that engaged young people and got them thinking and talking about Mental Health and so, this competition was created!

Roz - small brochure
Click the link (left) to read.

The Mental Health and Me:MK creative competition brochure (PDF, 44.1MB) (right) is a collection of shortlisted entries and winners.  Young people in MK were inspired to create pieces of artwork based upon their thoughts and feelings about mental health after watching YCAB's film - Mental Health and Me (below).  The diverse range of entries range from poems, drawings and impressive sculptures.

 

Roz - video snap
WATCH

Mental Health & Me:MK short films were produced by MK YCAB (click here for the secondary & click here for the primary film) in which young people in Milton Keynes discussed openely their personal thoughts and feelings about mental health, and how they had been affected.  The video was also used as part of the Mental Health and Me:MK creative competition.  It was shared with key stages 1-5 in schools across the city to get young people talking, and to try and reduce the stigma surrounding the issue.

 

Mental health advice and information for Young people

There are lots of organisations out there offering advice, support and information for young people on mental health

Young Minds website

Time to change website

Milton Keynes Public health team are running a campaign See the Signs Save a life supporting people of any age who maybe having suicidal thoughts.

Last Updated: 27 March 2019