Studies have shown that young people, who suffer from mental health issues, confide in their peers more than health professionals, teachers, siblings or their parents.
The purpose of this programme is to train young people in the most common mental health areas that young people suffer from, which are:
Raising awareness will help to change the negative feeling around mental health, meaning young people who suffer from it, and the people around them, can feel comfortable talking about it without feeling awkward, or even worse, avoiding it.
Whether they suffer from a mental health condition or not, young people don’t always have much knowledge about mental health. There are cases where young people have been referred for their condition but they refuse help as they see having a mental health condition as suffering from a condition such as Psychosis – but it is not.
This programme will be delivered in an interactive style where a structured session plan is in place to support and guide the peer educator’s delivery.
The more peer educators we have within various establishments across London, the more likely we are to achieving our goal of raising the awareness and removing the stigma.
f you’d like more information on this programme, please email Sarah@yuaf.org.uk or call 07495 040 813