We work with young people age 13-25 to promote wellbeing through a combination of peer support, workshops and courses, 1:1 support and volunteering opportunities.
Platfform for Young People
No one needs a diagnosis to access our projects, we work with anyone who is struggling. We believe it’s important for young people to know that whatever they’re facing, they’re not alone or isolated.
We believe that all young people have innate strengths. Connecting with these strengths is where our work starts. We work with people aged 13 – 25 in a range of settings to promote wellbeing.
Platfform for young people projects bring young people together so that they can connect and share their experiences with others that may be facing similar challenges to their own. We don’t try to ‘fix’ people, we listen and work with young people to find new ways and strategies that help to promote their mental health and wellbeing.
Platfform4YP has a range of online resources created by young people, for young people. These include an interactive website full to the brim with blogs, support, tips and practices for all things wellbeing for ages 14 – 25 as well as social media (all run by young people).
All of the content on the Platfform4YP website and social media is created and curated by young people, for young people. Young people can get involved in the project by contacting Editor Tom Evans on the website: www.platfform4yp.org.
Platfform4YP Swansea Bay
We work with 13 – 16 year olds in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot, with a combination of one-to-one support, peer support groups and the State of Mind Programme. We also partner with Vibe Youth and Barod to deliver workshops as part of the project.
You don’t need a diagnosis to access the project – we work with anyone who is struggling. We don’t try to ‘fix’ people. We listen and work with participants to find new ways and strategies that help to promote wellbeing.
Anyone taking part will also have the opportunity to train to become a Volunteer Peer Mentor. Mentors work with us to shape the project’s future, ensuring that it’s exactly what young people want and need. Find out more about the project here.
We work across Gwent offering support to young people between the ages of 14 and 18 who may be experiencing challenges with their mental health.
Our project use a mix of wellbeing workshops and peer groups to support wellbeing. We organise peer groups offering opportunities to connect with people of similar ages and share experiences. Alongside this, our wellbeing workshops teach strategies that help develop confidence and self-esteem.
We also offer opportunities to become Recovery Champions and Volunteer Support Workers.
State of Mind from Platfform
State of Mind is a Wales-wide project that works with young people between the ages of 17 and 25. The project is funded by Welsh Government and uses a combination of strategies to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
- peer support groups
- courses and workshops teaching skills for wellbeing
- 1:1 support (when needed)
- volunteering opportunities
- the opportunity to become a peer mentor, with accredited training.
We’ve learnt that peer support is a powerful tool for wellbeing. Meeting people who face similar experiences can help you to realise you’re not alone and the group setting means that you can share and learn strategies that could help you feel better.