Debating Mental Health is an exciting programme empowering young people with mental health
needs to have their voices heard on the mental health topics that matter to them. Every young person
already has a voice, we want to help them realise the power of their voice so that they can use it to
drive the change they want to see in the mental health system.
We started in 2016 with a one-off, London-wide competition for young people aged 14-21 who had previously, or were at the time, using Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We supported over 6o young people to learn to express their thoughts and ideas through a bespoke 12-week debate training programme. The programme ended with a day of debate competitions and skills showcasing held at Facebook's UK Headquarters.
Since then, we have grown our ideas and the young people we work with, but our aim remains the same: to equip young people with the skills they feel they need to make their voices heard and to give them access to the platforms they want to be heard on.
All of our training programmes are fully bespoke and vary from half-day workshops to more intensive programmes delivered over a series of weeks.
Get in touch to find out more about our current opportunities or to discuss working together in your area.