Diverse Cymru, with support from the Welsh Government through the Section 64 third sector mental health grant, is delivering a series of mental health awareness workshops to schoolchildren in Key Stages 2 and 3, and young people up to 25 years old.
The project will be delivered in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham, focusing on Cardiff in this, our first year.
Our workshops provide information and space for young people to focus on feelings, mental health knowledge and awareness aiming to break down the stigma attached to mental health, how we talk about mental health and where to go for help. We also talk about mindfulness and work on techniques to help with stress and anxiety.
As well as working in primary and secondary schools, we also work in youth centres where we run ‘The Shed’ a safe, independent space where young people can drop in on particular day/evenings for a chat and to pick up information on mental health.