WE ARE

Dundee's Youth Mental Health Charity

We exist to make sure that every young person in Dundee who has experienced a mental health or wellbeing challenge is supported to reach their full potential. We deliver projects, services and campaigns in the community to tackle stigma, build confidence, develop resources, create networks and most importantly support the positive recovery journey of our young people.


Find out more about who we are click here, and to find out more about the work we do click here.

urgent service UPDATES:

Due to COVID-19 we have had to make some changes in how we deliver our services, what services we run and we are undertaking a new community relief 'Food & Care Package' project. If you are a young person who uses our services a member of the team will be in touch to explain these changes, if they haven't already.

Thank you for you patience in this difficult time and remember to look after your mental health and wellbeing all you can. For extra support please use our Video Chat support line. If you are self-isolating you can also order a 'Food & Care Package' for delivery.

News

feeling Strong awards nominations open

Feeling strong publishes open letter to nhs tayside

After the report published by the Mental Health Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside Feeling Strong has issued a response from our Chief Executive and Campaigns & Lobbying Lead, which can be read here.

COOKING PROJECT 'TURN UP THE HEAT' LAUNCHED

COMMUNITY HUB YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH DROP-IN NOW OPEN!

Feeling Strong's Drop-In at our Community Hub is a chance for young people (8-26) who live, work or study in Dundee to: Learn about our services and what other mental health activities are going on in Dundee, Receive Peer Support from one of our staff or volunteers, Talk about your mental health, recovery and self-care, and more!

Our hub is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1500-1800.

Find out more information at our event.

Join the team: Wellbeing Matters Production Assistant

We're recruiting for a motivated, enthusiastic and willing-to-learn self-starter to support the production of film and media related to mental health and wellbeing in Dundee. This is a living wage, part-time role (16 hours per week) and fixed term for 72 weeks.

Find out more information about the vacancy, including how to apply, the link is below:

    1. Wellbeing Matters Production Assistant

The closing date for applications is 31/07/19.

Fill out our Survey!

You could win either a £25 Amazon gift card or one of two mystery prizes! To take part just fill in the survey at the link.

Article - OCD and Me

Research & Content Coordinator Sally shares her experiences of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Read the article here.

(18/05/19)

Article - body image and masculinity

Our volunteer Conor talks about the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, body image, and how it affects young men.

Read the article here.

(17/05/19)

Article - 'Anxiety: The musical'

Abbie Cassidy, one of our Volunteers, has opened up about their experience of anxiety, misconceptions of how it can affect people and how she copes with her condition.

Read the article here.

(16/05/19)

Article - Depression's Hidden Side

Feeling Strong Campaigns Lead, Stephanie Carney, talks about depression behind closed doors, and how it can affect people in different ways.

Read the article here.

(15/05/19)

Article: Understanding Borderline

Feeling Strong Project Director, Brook Marshall, shares their experience of Borderline Personality Disorder in the first of our #NoFilterNeeded daily article series!

Read the article here.

(14/05/19)

Happy Birthday Feeling Strong!

We were absolutely overwhelmed by the amazing support shown for our first Birthday Party - an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of everyone involved this year. The event was a fantastic celebration of our community's commitment to work towards better youth mental health and wellbeing in Dundee. Thank you all our guests, partners, trustees, volunteers, staff and most importantly our young people who made the night one to remember! 💜💪

Feeling strong gains living wage accreditation!

We strongly believe that even start-ups like ourselves have an obligation to pay their staff fairly. Due to our work we also recognise the link between poverty and poor mental health, which is why we're thrilled to gain Living Wage Accreditation! We always paid it, but now we can demonstrate our ongoing commitment to treating our incredible staff with fairness, dignity and respect.

First Birthday Fundraiser!

BIG NEWS! It's our 1st birthday on the 2nd of April!

To celebrate we're launching our first donations drive, asking that people spare what they can to support Feeling Strong in the run up to our big day! Please like and share - can we hit £500? Donate here.