Mental health difficulties among children and young people are common, and can be both persistent and damaging.
#IAMWHOLE calls on individuals to stand together, united as a movement, against negative stereotypes and language surrounding mental health by challenging others and themselves about the words they use and learn more about the impact these stereotypes and insults can have.
To find out more information about #IAMWHOLE national campaign click here.
READ JOSIE’S STORY
When Josie first came to our Flat 108 project she lacked confidence and was anxious about having to do things on her own, like asking for help in a shop. She’s now interacting a lot more with different people at The Y and her self-belief is growing. Josie’s independent living skills are improving meaning she needs less and less of our help.
“I can’t cook and here they teach you skills so I want to build that up and other skills. I have a massive family; there’s 8 of us. Here I’m getting taught step by step, you get lots of help and at home I just don’t get it. After 6 weeks I have some cooking skills. I’ve started to learn different dishes like pasta. I was so nervous when I came here, I couldn’t speak; I was so shy. It helps you build your confidence up and learn a lot of new skills.”