Emma becomes a young people and mental health champion for Mental Health North East

February 4, 2014

Emma Lewell-Buck 09 smallMental Health North East (MHNE) recently published the first edition of their Reach Out North East newsletter, written by its team of young volunteers.  The newsletter includes articles about mental health issues, information about support services and written pieces by young people about their experiences with mental illness.

Emma is proud to be MHNE’s young people and mental health champion, and wrote a message for readers of the newsletter:

”I remember how tough it can sometimes be when you have problems at School or at home and things just don’t feel as good as you know they can be. I also remember feeling that at times I was the only one, but it turns out I wasn’t. There are three children in every classroom that have a mental health condition, and so many more who just need someone to talk to. The great news is that there are people you can talk to; just have a look in the newsletter at some people’s stories and for the places you can go to talk about whatever it is that is worrying you. Remember, feeling the way you do is never something to be ashamed of – what makes you who you are is what makes you great.”

Emma said:

“I am so proud to be able to promote this fantastic project.  Mental health is sadly ignored or misunderstood in our society, and part of the reason is that people with mental health issues feel unable to talk about their lives.  Reach Out is a brilliant way of giving young people a voice and showing readers that mental ill health is not something to be ashamed of, and that there are other people out there who share their experiences.”

MHNE is a registered charity that helps to support over 350 voluntary and community organisations in the North East region whose work involves mental health.

If you would like to find out more about MHNE you can visit www.mhne.com or call 0191 492 8235.

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