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

My journey to acceptance of being bipolar #mentalstories – Katerina – Czech Republic/Česká republika

Katerina gives us an insight into her experience of growing up in Czech Republic, transitioning from an adolescent to an adult and being challenged by her mental health to the point of eventually getting a diagnosis... I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 21, however I observed the symptoms of this mental illness during previous … Continue reading My journey to acceptance of being bipolar #mentalstories – Katerina – Czech Republic/Česká republika

‘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