Group calls for young volunteers to help See Me
Young volunteers in the Highlands are being sought to join a national programme aimed at ending mental health stigma.
The See Me programme is seeking people aged 16 and 25 to support its training for young people.
The group spoke to 885 young people and found that only 37% said they would tell someone if they were finding it difficult to cope with their mental health, compared to 78% who would tell someone if they were physically ill.
When asked how they cope with negative thoughts, only 21% said they would speak to someone who supports them, 46% would stay by themselves and 50% would cry.
Laura Sharpe, See Me’s education and young people’s manager, said: “The only way to end mental health stigma and discrimination for children and young people is to work alongside them, actively involving, engaging and empowering them to lead the change they hope to see in the world.”
See Me are looking for volunteers aged 16-25, to find out more on how to apply by visiting www. seemescotland.org