Four case studies of young people’s mental health projects

If you’re interested in young people and mental health, here’s your weekend reading sorted….

As some of you may know, One in Four editor Mark Brown has been working on a number of case studies of young people’s mental health and wellbeing projects for Right Here, the five-year, £6m initiative young people’s mental health and wellbeing project jointly managed by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation running from 2009 to 2014.

Each of these four case studies is a summary of a mental health and wellbeing project commissioned and/or run by young people.

The four case studies are:

What if young people tried to change the way GPs treat them?

Young volunteers with the Right Here Brighton and Hove project decided that good research and persuasive presentation were better than just complaining. A case study of the activities of Right Here Brighton and Hove.

Boxing clever?

An unusual mental health and wellbeing project in east London is using boxing to help young people get sorted. A case study of a project using boxing to reach vulnerable BME young people in Newham, commissioned by Right Here Newham

Who looks out for young mothers?

Case study of a year long young mother’s group in Enniskillen run by Right Here Fermanagh, a partnerhship to improve the wellbeing of young people led by Youth Action Northern Ireland as part of their work around mental health early intervention with 16-25 year olds.

A not so trivial pursuit

Young people create mental health boardgame, hire professional designers to design it. A case study of some of the activities of Right Here Sheffield


There’s also a couple of bonus pieces, one about young people’s experiences of violence violence called, erm, ‘Young people and violence’ which is based on the findings of Right Here Newham about the lives of young people in Newham, Inner London and a summary of the Right Here project’s showcase event ‘A Voice and A Choice’.

Happy reading!

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