Youth Mental Health Awareness Day was established by the charity stem4 which supports teenagers and young adults to build positive mental health.
As the first mental health day aimed at this age group, the Youth Mental Health Awareness Day aims to encourage understanding and awareness in young people.
This year (2020) is the first Youth Mental Health Awareness Day and will be focused on building resilience with the theme ‘Bounce Not Break’.
The social media campaign focuses on sharing with young people ways they can build personal resilience by bouncing back from challenges.
The campaign focuses on the need to understand that anyone, however successful or seemingly popular, or funny, can face struggles with mental health, but that you can bounce back by finding a strategy that helps you cope.
On September the 7th, Youth Mental Health Awareness Day, young people will be encouraged to share their positive messages and videos under #BounceNotBreak across their social media platforms.
Since COVID-19 arrived on our shores, the need for resilience and the ability to bounce back has never been greater. stem4 has witnessed a huge increase in visits to its website.
For more information and resources on Youth Mental Health Awareness Day and Bounce Not Break go to: http://youthmentalhealthday.co.uk/