Empathy & Mental Health

 

We’ve been working with LiNX to setup a new Mental Health Café for teenagers in the centre of Paignton on Monday nights. Through our work with young people on the streets of Paignton and our connections with LiNX, we’ve identified a need to support young people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm and isolation.

 Youth empathy and mental health volunteer training

 

The aim of the Mental Health Café is to train teams of young people to become ‘Youth-Empaths’ who will be equipmed to listen and support their peers and sign post where necessary. We have twelve young people attending the sessions each week and are looking to open up the sessions to more young people from Paignton College.

Training session for volunteer youth empaths