On Tuesday 10th October, young people from across Camden came together at the Hive to celebrate World Mental Health Day and the launch of the new Camden peer mentoring project. Hosted by young people, they led an exciting programme of workshops, performances and food to raise awareness of mental health and to find out ideas and feedback on the peer mentoring project. There were some amazing performances from talented young people who ended the event on a high note.
The new peer mentoring is a partnership project between FYA, Mind in Camden and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust to co-produce peer mentoring initiatives with a range of schools and youth clubs in Camden. The programme will train young people as mentors to offer time-limited peer mentoring relationships to children and young people who are at least two years younger. Peer mentors will support mentees help themselves to do life-enhancing things, such as improve their problem-solving skills, reduce isolation and increase their self-confidence. Peer mentors will also benefit from increased skills in team work, communication and leadership. The project will be co-produced by young people, so that it is geared towards their needs, and is youth-led, flexible, fun and safe for all young people involved.
The event was held in partnership with the Hive, Camden Council, Mind in Camden, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Method.
For more information on the peer mentoring project, please contact FYA on 020 7388 7399.