OPEN CALL – APPLY NOW – WEEK STUDY SESSION

Apply Now for the Study session “Mind the gap: supporting young disabled people’s right to live independently and to be included in the community through exploring mental health as a disability issue” organised by the European Network on Independent Living Youth Network and the Euro Youth Mental Health in co-operation with the Youth Department of … Continue reading OPEN CALL – APPLY NOW – WEEK STUDY SESSION

Young people from across Europe ‘speak their mind’ on mental health

Earlier this year we were successful in a bid to take a group to and facilitate a session at the European Youth event.  Written by co-director Irina and then delivered by Co-director Nick and 3 volunteers Mental Health Advocates Demjan, Jonny and Nives, click on the link below to read our summary report and recommendations … Continue reading Young people from across Europe ‘speak their mind’ on mental health

Jonny Benjamin – UK – #mentalstories (click to see video)

The fantastic Jonny Benjamin, advocate/writer/many other things, but most importantly a FACILITATOR at the European Youth Event 2018 with us in June later this year, tells us his #mentalstories of growing through mental distress growing up in the UK. https://youtu.be/_o3u0S6-7EU   You can see and hear more from Jonny on his website or Twitter below: http://jonnybenjamin.co.uk/Continue reading Jonny Benjamin – UK – #mentalstories (click to see video)

The Little Wrestler #mentalstories – Tomek – Poland/Polska

Tomek from Poland, now living in Spain, tells us his experience of dealing with his mental health at a very young age in Warsaw and how different perspectives can make the difference in a bad or a good decision for a young person. My mental health story begins at the Primary School in Poland. I … Continue reading The Little Wrestler #mentalstories – Tomek – Poland/Polska

‘When i blink’ #mentalstories – Beth – UK

Continuing our campaign to paint picture of young peoples experiences of mental health services across Europe, Beth from the UK, shares this poem with us on her experience of mental health services in the UK growing up.   Beth is an activist and founder of youth mental health peer project Hearts and Minds from the UK … Continue reading ‘When i blink’ #mentalstories – Beth – UK

Anxiety through life #Mentalnepriče #mentalstories – Marija – Croatia/Hrvatska

 In the first of our #mentalstories Marija Novak (Ghostwriter name), a 25 year old, from Croatia reflects on her experiences in dealing with mental health difficulties from early childhood right through to university. Thank you, Marija for your #mentalstories.   Trogir Croatia Mental health... the first time I heard this term was when I was … Continue reading Anxiety through life #Mentalnepriče #mentalstories – Marija – Croatia/Hrvatska

Once upon a time … Introducing #mentalstories

The dust has settled after we’ve introduced ourselves, and after over 2000 views on Facebook, which we are over the moon about, we are now pressing ahead with 1 of our ongoing pieces of work #mentalstories The idea behind this work is based on something that I experienced when conducting a thesis comparing 2 NGO … Continue reading Once upon a time … Introducing #mentalstories