STATES OF MIND
Mental Health, Without Labels.
Photos by Chloe Turpin.
States of Mind provides a new approach to help young people understand and respond to mental health concerns. We work with young people to educate, solve problems and create new systems of support.
OUR 5 WEEK EDUCATION PROGRAMME
What our programme offers:
The ability to recognise and describe common mental health issues.
Confidence to discuss different experiences of distress.
An understanding of the factors that contribute to and maintain poor mental health.
Skills to prevent and manage the escalation of mental health issues.
Tools to help others in times of need.
The opportunity for students to play an active role in developing better wellbeing services in schools and communities.
“States of Mind seeks to disrupt conventional methods of mental health education and provide an innovative solution with real outcomes in helping young people better understand what they or their peers may be experiencing.
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States of Mind sees our human experience as a series of 'states', some comfortable, some not. We don't view mental and emotional distress as an illness but as a state of mind that needs to be explored and understood. By using a psychosocial, person-centred approach, we aim to bring people together through exploring the more difficult, but equally important parts of life.
States of Mind provides a different lens for looking at and understanding mental health. Disillusioned with the current system, young people want to understand not just the 'symptoms' but the nature of mental health issues. So we have created a platform and workshop series with them and for them. States of Mind offers an informative, engaging and different space for these experiences to be explored.
Through a series of workshops, the programme introduces a discussion based learning environment for young people to reflect on key issues. Topics including Anxiety, Addiction, Depression and Stress are explored, alongside the opportunity to learn about and develop ways of managing distressing experiences.