Receiving the email that I have successfully got into Youth Mental Health Matters, that’s when I knew we could make change.
First of all, happy birthday Youth Mental Health Matters!!! You’re 2 and I hope you are proud of what you have achieved and how far you have come. As as a charity, you are making change and you are truly amazing!
Secondly, I think the journey has only just begun. From the first “let’s start the conversation” conference to being on ITV Granada i believe the charity can only go up from here. I am so proud and honoured to be apart of such a incredible charity that strives for making a change. This can be to one, two, three people, teachers and/or schools. Making everyone aware of the issue of mental health and what we can do as people to try and tackle the issue and eradicate the stigma is vital as well as amazing. Youth Mental Health Matters has brilliant advocates! What is amazing to see and read is the advocates talking about their own experiences with mental health issues and sharing that to a wider society to let others know that they are not alone in this what it seems a never ending battle. As young people we believe that it is vital for us to express ourselves and what we believe in. And I believe that it is only going to go up for the charity from here.
Raise awareness. Campaign. Fundraise. Educate.
Happy birthday YMHM!!