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.

THE HEAdlines:

Looking for something to do on your weeknights?

Hub Nights is the answer!

Feeling Strong are providing a new array of weekday projects for anyone aged 12 to 26, who live, work or study in Dundee. Running from Tuesday to Friday every week we have Art, Photography and Games Nights, with the intention to expand and facilitate new groups or activities that our young people are interested in.

Click here to find out more and sign up today!

Adopting one of our seagulls will give a huge boost to our work, and allow us to keep the seagulls and young people happy, healthy and full of chips.

When you choose to adopt one of our seagulls you'll get a digital welcome pack, certificate and regular updates on your seagull's shenanigans - you can even get a limited edition t-shirt! We hope that you choose to help some of our seagulls for the benefit of Dundee's young people.

What toxic masculinity means to us?

Reframing Masculinity is our latest campaign that focuses on the impact toxic masculinity has on our mental health and daily lives, especially of that for young men and boys. The purpose of Reframing Masculinity is to raise awareness of the negative impact toxic masculinity has on youth mental health in Dundee. For this campaign, members at Feeling Strong wrote articles reflecting on their experiences and perspectives with toxic masculinity.

We've launched our holyrood manifesto.

In the run up to the May Holyrood Election we've put together our asks for MSP candidates in Dundee and the North East region in the areas of Healthcare, Education, Justice and Welfare. Click here to view the manifesto and find out more!

Feeling strong hosts tayside mental health strategy launch!

The Living Life Well in the Community event hosted by Feeling Strong, in partnership with NHS Tayside, was a public event to launch the new Tayside-wide mental health strategy, and featured a number of community groups. Have a watch!

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

One of our Trustees, Gabriel, has written about his reflections on Mental Health Week and the importance of visibility in how we change peoples views on mental health. Read more here.

Mental Health awareness week - KINDNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH

Our wonderful Campaigns & Lobbying Lead Stephanie has written a blog about this years Mental Health Awareness Week - kindness! Give it a look here.

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.

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.

young people's stories:

Article - OCD and Me

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

Read the article here.


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.


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.


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.


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.