Menu

Youth Speak is a young persons mental health awareness group in the North East and they are launching a new campaign this month to flood social media with positivity!

One in ten children under 15 suffer from a mental illness and this increases as they go through adolescence. Young people are exposed to social media every day and with unhealthy messages littered throughout, its no wonder it can be a contributor to mental health issues.

Youth Speak want people to pass positive messages and good advice around Facebook and twitter in order to lower the stigma surrounding mental health in young people. The idea is of writing a short message of advice on a banana and taking a selfie!

They are creating a feature length film documenting their campaign, aswell as releasing a series of short films of young people sharing their mental health stories.

This is our focus for the month; we want to help splash social media with positive messages for a change in hope to help lift the stigma surrounding mental health!

Leave a Comment

Unless marked as optional, all fields are required

Email newsletter

Your Details
Tyneside and Northumberland Mind, Wellbeing Centre, Dunsmuir Grove, Bensham, Gateshead NE8 4QL. Telephone: 0191 477 4545  Email: admin@tynesidemind.org.uk 
This website has been funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund
© Tyneside and Northumberland Mind 2014 - 2018. All rights reserved.
Registered office: Tyneside Mind, Wellbeing Centre, Dunsmuir Grove, Bensham, Gatheshead NE8 4QL. Company Number: 7552434. Charity Number: 1140856.