Mental Health First Aid training for teachers

50% of mental illnesses start before age 14. Lets train teachers in Youth Mental Health First Aid.  

We did it!

On 1st Aug 2018 we successfully raised £2,177 with 94 supporters in 44 days

Mental illness and young people

Three children in every classroom have a mental health problem and 50% of mental illnesses start before age 14.  

You can be instrumental in helping our social enterprise The Mind Map assist the record levels of young people struggling due to issues including academic pressure, social media, bullying and poverty.  


Our aims

We are Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors and will train 80 plus teachers to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, listen and signpost towards support. In doing so we can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

Schools and youth centres cannot always afford Mental Health First Aid training. By donating, you will help us subsidise the training for them. (Scroll down to see our amazing rewards!)  

Often the first point of call for young people, it is vital those in charge are equipped with basic Mental Health First Aid skills. 

Where will the money go?

The money we raise will be split into bursaries for schools to access our Mental Health First Aid training. For every £500 we raise, a school will be able to get eight teachers fully trained and qualified as Mental Health First Aiders.  We will offer the training to Liverpool schools first, then take the offer nationally. 

About us

We understand first hand how hard it can be to find the right mental health support. In March this year, we launched our social enterprise The Mind Map with three main aims: to normalise mental health, to signpost people towards services and to provide Mental Health First Aid training for those looking after young people.

By interviewing public figures such as Blossoms, Leighton Baines and The Libertines, we make mental health conversations accessible and relatable for young people aged 16-34 and beyond. 


We have developed our social enterprise with advice from the NHS, plus a host of young people at Merseyside Youth Association. 

We are currently providing mental health and media workshops for young people and are working with Liverpool John Moores University to research the mental health support currently available for UK students.

Through our 'We Love Life' series, we photograph and interview young people on how they stay mentally well, to encourage peer-led wellbeing advice. You listen to people you can relate to, right? It's sometimes the simple things that keep us well - connecting, reading, exercising - sometimes you just need a little reminder to do the things you enjoy. 

Your kind donations will also support our wider work normalising mental health for young people and signposting towards mental health services. 


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About Mental Health First Aid 

Our courses teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

Let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every young person has access to support if they need it.


The Mind Map postcard

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As a thank you for your donation we will send you a beautiful Jake Hollings designed postcard with a personal message of thanks. Perfect for sticking on your fridge! 


The Mind Map t-shirt

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Designed by Jake Hollings


The Mind Map tote bag

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Designed by Jake Hollings


The Mind Map A3 Print

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Designed by Jake Hollings


The Mind Map postcard series

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Designed by Brui, this collection of postcards features quotes from our interviews with musicians Blossoms, Sleaford Mods, The Black Lips and Supergrass. Offering wit and wisdom, they provide a great reminder that we all have mental health and our own ways of staying well. Read their interviews with us here





'I'm Miserable' by Amber McCall A3 Print

Donate £22 

Californian artist Amber McCall's illustrations offer a humorous antidote to depression, launching you into the mind of a young woman with anxiety. 


'Smile' by Amber McCall A3 Print

Donate £22 


Have your portrait taken by Darina Mohammed (i-D Magazine) and feature on The Mind Map!

Donate £45


Newcastle based Darina Mohammed is one of the UK's leading up and coming portrait photographers, regularly contributing to both The Mind Map and i-D Magazine. In her 'We Love Life' series for The Mind Map, Darina photographs and interviews young people on how they stay mentally well. Pledgers will get a unique opportunity to have their portrait taken professionally by Darina and feature in our 'We Love Life' series on The Mind Map.  


Photos by Darina for our 'We Love Life' series. View the series here.

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