Young Devon Hub Groups are made up of young people aged 11 - 19 who want to have their say about mental health within their communities. The Hub groups meet once a month and are an opportunity for young people to give their opinions on how mental health is viewed in schools by students and teachers, creating ways to help other young people and making improvements to mental health services.
The North Devon Hub Group is made up of 8 young people in years 8, 9 and 10 from different schools across North Devon. They were recently asked:
If you could improve 4 things in schools to help young people with their mental health, what would they be?
Here are there answers:
These answers are powerful and clearly show how passionate North Devon's Hub Group is about helping other young people with their mental health! At Young Devon we encourage young people to speak up, so we can work with them to change the odds in their favour.
It is important for us to work directly with young people, gaining their thoughts and opinions so our work with schools and other organisations can be driven with young people at the heart. This is extremely important for us to have lasting impact.