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.
LIVE & LEARN: EXPLORE DUNDEE AND YOUR POTENTIAL
Have an interest in art OR sport, or simply curious to explore what’s out there? Feeling Strong is looking for you!
‘Live & Learn' is our new project where you will have the chance to learn new skills to support you into the workplace (or further education) and be creative in one of two ways: Art or Sport. As well as this, you will be given the opportunity to engage with young people who have an established career on a 1-2-1 basis, helping you reach your career and learning goals. They will offer insight into their profession, networking among organisations across the city, and potentially even work experience.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and create long-lasting networks.
More information and sign-up form here.
update on our service delivery (04/08/20)
Since lockdown began we here at Feeling Strong have been patiently looking forward to when we felt it was safe and sensible to resume some of our face-to-face service delivery. Over the last few weeks the Scottish Government has been easing measures: organised outdoor contact sports, play and physical activity can resume for children and young people under 18, and face-to-face youth work can resume outdoors.
At the beginning of lockdown we pivoted the services that we provided, including delivering some of our existing services online, however moving in line with the route map through and out of the crisis, we are starting new projects that are safe to deliver outdoors, focusing on improving mental health of young people through exercise, group and other activities
We understand that the last few months have been difficult, but we are looking forward to our new activities and services once more to help some of Dundee's most vulnerable young people.
Throughout this difficult period the community has come together, supporting each other through challenging times and now is no different. Stay safe.
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.
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.