Promoting the mental and emotional wellbeing of 16 – 25 year olds in Brighton and Hove
Right Here Brighton and Hove promotes awareness of young people’s resilience and mental well being, and aims to improve local services. The project is a partnership between Sussex Central YMCA, Mind in Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove Children and Families Services, and the PCT. Right Here works with young people to promote emotional health and wellbeing through a mix of awareness raising campaigns and building individual resilience through peer support and activity programmes. Through consultation and project development young people from Brighton & Hove have worked with the partner organisations to identify how they want to promote mental health and well being.
How are we promoting young peoples mental and emotional wellbeing?
Right Here offers Resilience-building activities through subsidised access to sports, arts and other recreational activities. Current sessions include rock climbing, Anger management (Keep Calm and Carry On), Self Esteem building, Chill Out, Music Production and Hiking.
We are also working to increase young people’s access to support services across Brighton and Hove so that they can get the help they need with practical and emotional issues that impact on their wellbeing. Campaign volunteers have developed a ‘Young Peoples Service Map’ for Brighton and Hove which illustrates the services available
for young people, where and how to find them, details of each service and links to their websites. The map can be found at http://www.wheretogofor.co.uk/
Volunteers have produced the Wellbeing Leaflet, entitled “What Can I Do When It Comes To…” which suggests support services, websites and help lines, together with useful tips to help stay mentally and emotionally healthy. This has been made by young people for young people. It contains tips to experiment with to keep you health on track, things like eating properly, talking about your problems and being kind to yourself. The leaflets have been distributed across the city in GPs, schools, colleges and youth settings.
You can download A Young Person Guide to Looking After Yourself at the bottom of this page.
We are currently doing some research to influence clinical services for young people in Brighton & Hove. Volunteers have been trained in research skills to assess and evaluate GP services according to their services approach and responses to young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing. After the pilot stage we aim to role this out across the city with a view to making recommendations as needed and developing an award for any GPs with exceptional practice.
If you are aged 16 – 25 you can
Sign up for free resilience building activities
Join our volunteer team and play a lead role in project planning and decision making (6 month minimum commitment):
Activities Volunteer: Planning and delivering resilience building activities.
Campaigns Volunteer: Working on project publicity and health promotion campaigns
Research and evaluation volunteer: Working with project researchers to measure the impact of Right Here Brighton and Hove on young people and the local community
To find out more about volunteering with Right Here Brighton and Hove or to get involved in FREE activities
Phone us: 01273 222562
Text us: 07834 480725
Email us: email@example.com
Find us on Facebook – Right Here BrightonandHove
Follow us on Twitter – RightHereBH
Visit our website – www.right-here-brightonandhove.org.uk
www.sussexcentralymca.org.uk - Charity number 1079570
www.mindcharity.co.uk - Charity number 1071434
Right Here Brighton and Hove is a partnership between Sussex Central YMCA, Mind in Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove Children and Families Services, and the PCT
The project is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation as part of Right Here. Right Here is a joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation to support young people in improving their mental health.
|Right Here Information Leaflet.pdf||2.41 MB|
|A Young Person Guide to Looking After Yourself.pdf||2.5 MB|