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 take place three times a year at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. Topics generally focus on issues that have a direct impact on mental health services, service users and mental health professionals. 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!
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