Young people from Sefton and Liverpool are leading the way towards better mental health for them and their peers.
Those age 13-18 years make up the Neurochampions – a group who recently delivered an eight week mental health workshop to their peers with support from leading scientists, youth workers and researchers.
The workshops covered the full spectrum of well being and mental health support, taking a closer look at young people’s brains, emotions, wellness and behaviours.
The group gained new experiences and skills in digital and traditional media, along the way learning practical production and digital skills to create their own videos, animations and more!
Each session drew on their own personal experiences and developed their confidence and leadership skills.
Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities at Sefton Council said:
“The Neurochampions have helped young people from lots of different backgrounds to learn something about themselves.
“The variety of those taking part reflects the way that mental health can affect us all. Working with experts and developing digital skills for their future has clearly given these young people aspirations, which I hope will lead to further success”
Neurochampions is a programme that equips young people with the knowledge and skills to become effective leaders in mental health.
To find out more about the work of the Neurochampions, visit their website here.
To find out more about services to support young people age 11-21 years in Sefton, visit the Sefton Youth website