I’d like to get involved

There are several ways you can get involved from sharing our social media posts, joining in with campaigns, getting to some of our activities or becoming a Champion.

Activities, events and new projects will be promoted here or on social media – so keep an eye out and join in with whatever you like.

Become a Strong Young Minds Champion

If you’d like to improve the mental health of young people in Herefordshire, join us a Champion! This could be through school or college, or you could just get in touch with us yourself.

Who are the Champions?

The Strong Young Minds Champions are young people aged 10-26 who help us to promote good mental health and wellbeing in schools, colleges and communities.

We train our Champions to provide young people with support and education around mental health, either 1-2-1 or in community campaigns. But they do lots of other things – and have a lot of fun along the way!

strong young minds get involved
strong young minds get involved

What do Champions do?

  • Educate others about the signs of mental illness through workshops and campaigns
  • Encourage young people to talk openly about their mental health, with each other and people who can help
  • Work on creative campaigns raising awareness of mental health issues
  • Offer 1-2-1 listening support where appropriate

Our Champions are really important! They….

  • Reduce the stigma attached to mental health helping young people to be able to talk freely about it without a fear of being judged
  • Reduce the impact of issues affecting young people’s mental health
  • Give young people a voice in telling professionals what they believe is needed to make the system work better
  • Play a crucial role in the community

By becoming a Champion, you can meet like-minded young people and gain knowledge and experience for a future career in the mental health sector. And, of course, you can use your creativity and have fun!