WE ARE

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:

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!

Want your design work displayed in our new city centre hub?

Are you a budding graphic designer living in Scotland?

Feeling Strong is looking for submissions of 3 potential designs to be displayed in our new hub from young designers aged 12 to 26. The work must encompass both what we do as a charity and adhere to Feeling Strong's brand while creating something that is both original and dynamic. The winner will win a £50 Amazon gift card and have the opportunity to collaborate with Feeling Strong on future graphic design projects.

The deadline for submissions is 1st April 2021, to submit work email conor.mcconville@feelingstrong.co.uk

Good Luck!

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.

(18/05/19)

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.

(17/05/19)

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.

(16/05/19)

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.

(15/05/19)

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.

(14/05/19)