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The Yard – Feel Good Edition

Supporting other young people with their mental health awareness and wellbeing

To tie in with international mental health awareness week, 12 Young Leaders in Hackney Wick organised and ran an event for their peers to raise awareness of wellbeing and looking after their mental health. The Young Leaders based the idea on the 5 ways to wellbeing and developed this into the 7 keys to mental wellbeing: talking, exercising, calming, learning, relating, contributing and creating.

The Young Leaders organised activities to fit with their 7 keys to wellbeing, these included a sensory room to help their peers take part in mindfulness practice, a Beyoncé vs Afrobeat’s dance workshop, an opportunity to meet other young people over pizza, a guest visit from a service dog, arts and crafts activities to encourage reflection, and the opportunity to sign up to local volunteering opportunities. 79 young people attended the event.

Feedback included:

“I had fun and met new people. Liked the sensory room. Learnt to be kind, open and calm”

“It was a good opportunity to escape from the real world. Liked the relaxed atmosphere. Learnt that it’s okay to seek space and escape from the outside”

“It was really inclusive and helps you meet new lovely people. I liked the inclusiveness. I learnt that no matter where you are there will always be people like yourself”.

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Are you aged 11-25 and living in London? Want to run activities for other young people in your area? Want to support your friends and community and make a positive difference? Contact us today and you could secure up to £500 funding to make your idea a reality.

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About the Project

Peabody is funding 11-25 year olds to develop their own projects, trips and events for other young people in their local area.

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