Our project for 2015-16 is Mental Health. This is our project mission statement.
We are Surrey Heath Youth Council,
We know that mental health is important, because as a society of young people we listen to our community and understand mental illness is not easy to handle in modern day life. There is a stigma around the issue and knowing how to stay healthy while finding the right help when you need it is too difficult and many people can feel alienated by the system and become very alone.
To introduce change in our community, we plan to break down the stigma that exists by promoting good mental health, encouraging discussion around the issue and by guiding those who need it to help, so they have no further need to suffer.
We’d really love to hear from you if you’ve got thoughts, experiences or ideas that might help.