“The Son”: An open door for youth mental health representation

My name is Lysiane, I am the Deputy Director and Social Media Lead at Euro Youth Mental Health. With this blog I want to take you with me through my experience of working on the launch of the new movie “The Son”, joining its premiere in Brussels and my thoughts on the movie itself. ThanksContinue reading ““The Son”: An open door for youth mental health representation”

A research oriented course & a young person’s experience

My name is Inês and I’m 22 years old. I am a young expert by lived experience and am part of the Raise Up Collective of EYMH. I attended an online course with the name of “Experience Sampling Method in psychopathology”, through the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNs) in Maastricht University,  from theContinue reading “A research oriented course & a young person’s experience”

Why are pets good for our mental health?

Studies show that pets reduce stress, anxiety and depression; ease loneliness; encourage exercise and improve your overall health. For example, people with dogs tend to have lower blood pressure and are less likely to develop heart disease. Playing with a dog, cat, or other pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which helps calmContinue reading “Why are pets good for our mental health?”

Ukrainian-Russian youth mental health support

Words are amiss in front of war and its terrible impact, including on mental health. Our hearts are with all the people affected by the war in #ukraine and we call for support, for bringing forward the voices of people with lived experience and for mental health awareness now more than ever. We see you, we hear you andContinue reading “Ukrainian-Russian youth mental health support”