17 October 2016
CASS workshop highlights link between young people and mental health stigma
The Community Access
Support Service (CASS) was pleased to host volunteers and community
youth workers at a Challenging Mental Health Stigma workshop this
The workshop, designed to focus specifically on young people and
mental health stigma, involved discussions, presentations and
activities. Peer pressure, lack of understanding from friends and
family and social media use were among the discussion topics and
attendees were encouraged to share their own experiences of working
with young people.
"We really enjoyed the workshop and think it went well," says
Anna Balcerek, Networker for CASS. "We all understand the
importance of young people's mental health and it was heartening to
see so many people wanting to find out more about stigma."
The workshop formed part of Bristol's Freedom of Mind Festival;
a series of workshops, events and activities focused on young
people's mental health.
For more information (or to book a place on a future workshop)
contact CASS at firstname.lastname@example.org.