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.
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.
You can find information, resources and activities at our COVID site.
REFLECTIONS ON Mental Health awareness week
Mental Health awareness week - KINDNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH
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.
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:
The closing date for applications is 31/07/19.
Article - 'Anxiety: The musical'
Article - Depression's Hidden Side
Article: Understanding Borderline
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.