The group meet 5pm – 7pm every Monday at a city centre location and work to come up with fun, innovative and exciting ways to get people taking about mental health more and STAMP out stigma! From city centre art exhibitions to social media campaigns, the STAMP group are changing perceptions of mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people for the better.
Our most recent campaign #NotTheOnlyOne has been taking over our Facebook and Twitter Feeds and campaign posters have been distributed to school all over Sheffield.
Lots of the young people we have spoken to have said that they have felt let down by mental health services; many have found themselves ‘stuck in the mud’, passed from pillar to post trying to find the support that’s right for them. Others have felt ‘On the Edge’, told they are too old for children’s services, but their ‘problems’ deemed ‘not serious enough’ for adult services – this has left them feeling in a state of limbo, and ultimately unable to access support.
STAMP have therefore been working closely with mental health services in the City to try to change this and to improve the support young people receive. If you’d like to get involved with STAMP, contact project worker Sian by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.