Somerset Young People Mental Health Champions launch their ‘Life Hacks’ to support themselves and their friends.
In 2015 Somerset Public Health commissioned Knightsmith Associates to deliver an emotional health engagement project with young people in Somerset.
The ‘Building Resilience through Engagement with Young People’ project consulted with a broad range of young people (aged 14 and above) in a series of focus groups and events.
The key aim of this project was to enable young people in Somerset to set the agenda for improving their resilience and wellbeing. They formed a group of Somerset Mental Health Champions and this group went on to create a series of ‘Mental Health Life Hacks’.
The Life Hacks include suggestions for young people to support both their own and their friends’ mental health. In addition, a range of posters and post-cards have been produced that both list the hacks and signpost to the full web-based documents.