Young people

We work with young people to promote wellbeing through a combination of peer support, workshops and courses, 1:1 support and volunteering opportunities.

 

Our approach

We believe that all young people have innate strengths. Connecting with these strengths is where our work starts. We work with people aged 14 – 25 in a range of settings to promote wellbeing.

Our 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.

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.

Platfform for Young People

Platfform 4YP is a project created by young people, for young people. The project includes an interactive website full to the brim with blogs, support, tips and practices for all things wellbeing for ages 14 – 24.

All of the content on the site is created and curated by young people, for young people. Young people can get involved in the project by contacting our chief editor, Tom.

Visit the site here.
Follow Platfform 4YP on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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.

These include:

  • 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.

Get in touch to find out about groups in your area.

Young People in Gwent

We work across Gwent offering support to young people between the ages of 14 and 18.

Our projects 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.

Get in touch to find out more.

For practical tips on supporting your wellbeing, visit our wellbeing pages.
Get more information for parents and guardians here.