Our aim is to tackle mental health stigma and help end discrimination by running small workshops in schools around Lincoln. We aim to provide children and teenagers with the necessary information to tackle common misconceptions about mental health issues.
We do this as currently there is no curriculum mental health teaching in schools, and it is thought that about 50% of lifelong mental illnesses are already established by age 14. Most children do not seek the help they need when they need it.
Workshops run the length of a normal lesson, delivered by fully trained and DBS checked students. The workshops contain activities and interactive content such as:
- Myths surrounding mental illness
- How mental health is a spectrum
- The basics of mental illnesses and their symptoms
- How relevant issues such as exam stress can affect mental health
- Talking to someone with a mental health problem
- Where to go to get help and information
By joining us, you can develop many different skills by teaching and working with children, a challenging but rewarding experience! 1 in 4 people are diagnosed with a mental health disorder, so this is a great opportunity to raise your own awareness. You will have a chance to make a difference in the local community, while gaining volunteering hours. Be part of an innovative, vibrant and friendly new campaign!
- We provide our members with all the training they need to run our school workshops.
- We aim to hold evening talks throughout the year with top-class speakers on issues surrounding psychiatry, neurology, psychology and mental health.
- We also hold socials, meet and greets and fundraising events, a great way to meet people from different courses.
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