We aim to empower young adults to explore and address mental health issues and wellbeing. To do so, we will enable members of our communities to improve their lives by coming together and supporting each other to grow in confidence and engage in opportunities.
We help to reduce stigma and discrimination by providing information, advice and support and promoting understanding and awareness of mental health issues and wellbeing young adults face.
Challenging Perceptions is a user-led organization. Therefore, we are run and controlled by people who use our and others’ mental health and wellbeing services. The choices people who use our services make, and the outcomes we help them to attain, are ones we want for ourselves. The future we strive for is where minds and opportunities are open and we all grow mentally stronger together.
Challenging Perceptions challenges the perceptions of mental health through its objectives
1.Facilitating peer-led support meetings. These meetings enable people aged 14-24 years who are affected by mental illness to explore and address mental health issues and wellbeing.
2.Providing confidential practical advice, advocacy and sign=posting for users of our services.
3.Promoting understanding and awareness of mental health issues and wellbeing young adults face through engagement, communication and campaigning.