Young People's Mental Health
A project aimed at improving the mental health of young people aged 16-25 in Brighton & Hove will be launched with a community event
at Jubilee Square in Brighton
on Monday 28 June from 3-6pm.
The launch event for the ‘Right Here Brighton and Hove’ project will offer examples of positive activities to help improve young people’s mental health including a climbing wall, live music, test-your-knowledge quizzes about mental health awareness and creative ways of expressing your feelings.
Right Here Brighton and Hove is a partnership between Sussex Central YMCA, Mind in Brighton and Hove, and the city’s Children and Young Peoples Trust.
The four-year project is one of only four in the country trying out a new approach to mental health that’s led by young people for young people. The aim is to give young people better access to help when they first have a problem – to try and stop serious mental health issues emerging.
The project will help build up young people’s emotional well-being and resilience through offering positive activities and promoting mental health awareness in the wider population.
It will also offer extensive opportunities for young people to work as volunteers, running activities and finding out what young people think of the current mental health system and how they think it could be improved.
For further information about the Right Here project:
- visit www.right-here-brightonandhove.org.uk
- check out Facebook – Right Here BrightonandHove
- or phone 01273 222562.