Debating Mental Health at Maudsley Debates

Debating Mental Health at Maudsley Debates

Empowering young people with mental health problems. Developing their skills and confidence. Supporting them to debate at Maudsley Debates.

£120 raised of £5,000 target 2 %
7 supporters 27 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 7:00pm 17th April 2018

At Debating Mental Health we work with young people with mental health needs, empowering them through debate training. Debating is an exciting activity that supports young people to grow their confidence, speak out about what matters to them and be heard on the platforms they want to be heard on!

We have already supported over 60 young people across London to develop these skills and now we're ready to support even more young people in being heard.

In July 2018, we're teaming up with Maudsley Debates.   The Maudsley Debates is a high-profile, termly debate, hosted by the King's College London Department of Psychiatry. It is routinely attended by top decision makers, leaders and academics in the field.  The July debate will be the first to feature a panel composed entirely of service users and the first to feature young people. Our young people will be debating an important children and young people's mental health topic in front of an audience of 400.

The money we raise will be vital in enabling us to provide an excellent training package to prepare our young people for this exciting opportunity. We plan to open this opportunity to  young people from different backgrounds and also hope to raise enough to pay for a BSL (British Sign Language) interpreter to also attend training and the debate so that we can extend this unique opportunity to deaf young people too. Without your support, we won't be able to give these young people the support they deserve!

Get involved today and make a difference!

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