we are feeling strong:
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 do this by delivering services in the community that are designed by young people, delivered by young people, for the benefit of young people.
Our approach is to use skills development, mentoring and confidence building to promote positive outcomes for young people, tackling the disparity they face in unemployment, underemployment and accessing opportunities like further and higher education.
Find out more about us here.
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.
We're recruiting for a trustee and co-chair!
Join our fresh and talented board at an exciting phase of our organisations’ growth - you can help lead the strategic development of one of Dundee’s most promising new charities! Click here to learn more.
The Make Your Mark project aims to foster confidence, develop skills and increase aspirations in young people who have mental health challenges. Young people ages 12-17 will be able to take part in one of three streams over the 10 week programme, either Creative Arts or Sports. In the Creative stream an artwork portfolio or piece will be created, the Enterprise stream will develop a prototype service or product alongside a pitch and finally the Sports stream will participate in local activities and create a reflective diary on the experiences.
Feeling strong director wins Competition
Feeling Strong Project Director Brook Marshall has been named one of Scotland's 100 Disrupters during the Hunter Foundation's recent competition, earning Feeling Strong £1,000 to work on digital and physical mental health resources - more here.