Imagine growing up in our world today. Constantly battling the effects of human rights violations, wars and violence in the home, schools and businesses. Young people are spending most of their day on the internet – experiencing cyber crimes, cyber bullying, and playing violent video games. Suicide and substance abuse numbers have been steadily rising, LGBTQ youth are feeling alone and persecuted for being true to themselves and young adults are at the age when serious mental illnesses can occur and yet they are taught little to nothing about mental illness and wellbeing.
The World Federation for Mental Health is focusing the 2018 WMHDAY campaign on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. We want to bring attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing in our world today and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.
Lets all use this year to emphasize the needs of our young people. Its time to take a stand and demand more for this vulnerable population – our future depends on it!
Take part in the Time out Social Media Campaign
The Time Out focuses on young people’s mental health and wellbeing, teaching anti-stigma in schools and helping young people to ‘find their thing’ to feel good and stay well.
To continue spreading the word to young people and to get adults involved in
the project, Time Out is launching a social media campaign for World Mental
All you have to do is download the sheet off our website www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk and write in big letters your message for mental health awareness.
It could be:
•A tip for good mental health
•Something that you do for self-care
•A kind message/ encouraging quote
•An anti-stigma fact or statistic on MH
Then take a picture with the sheet, post it on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter and hashtag #timeoutcalderdale #worldmentalhealthday Tag us and we will share them on our: