Who we are, and why we do it
Feeling Strong is an exciting new Dundee-based charity with the ambition to improve the lives of young people living with mental health and wellbeing challenges by fostering the skills, confidence and aspirations they need to flourish. We believe strongly that our services should be designed by young people, delivered by young people for the benefit of young people. We want 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.
We are a promising, high-momentum start-up, having received seed funding and secured further project funding to deliver three projects on behalf of young people with mental health challenges in Dundee. We have two more projects ready to start pending funding. We were founded early in 2018 by our Project Director Brook Marshall, and since have been joined by a dedicated team of experienced Trustees and enthusiastic Volunteers whom you can read about here.
Our current funded projects can be found here.
how do we deliver?
We have three beliefs that underpin our approach to helping our young people;
Our Young People must be leading decisions that affect them
(Campaigning, Lobbying and Design)
Our Young People can achieve incredible things when properly supported
(Confidence, Aspirations and Skills Development)
Our Young People need a robust safety net to ensure no one is left behind
(Partnerships, Resources and Intervention)