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Recruiting volunteers for mental health programs

West Lothian youth have had the opportunity to make a big difference in the Scottish mental health program.

See Me, a Scottish program to eliminate mental health stigma and discrimination, is looking for new volunteers aged 16-18 to help work in schools and youth workplaces. ..

The See Me team wants to hear from young people in areas who have experienced mental health problems and make a difference to thousands of people across Scotland facing stigma and discrimination. increase.

SeeMe volunteer Kristi McCann (20) has been involved in the program since he was 16 and states that the volunteers have had a major impact on her life.

Her SeeMe highlights include providing workshops, participating in news projects, meeting Prince William of the Duke of Cambridge, and discussing youth mental health at the event. increase. Mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

Kristi states: Previously, I was shy and not very outgoing, but SeeMe helped me with that.

"They gave me a chance.

" SeeMe is more than just a volunteer opportunity.

"It's an opportunity for you to grow as a person.

" I joined immediately after graduating from school at the age of 16, but the world I didn't mean to change that for. Being part of See Me shaped me to me today. "

See Me volunteers, direct and remote. Both support the work of the program in different ways.

Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in various projects and activities, such as helping to develop new resources. there is. For the school, talk at events, lead workshops and share their stories in the media.

SeeMe's Youth Project Officer Claire Jennings said volunteering is a major asset.

She added:

"Work in our school and youth workplaces really comes to life with the participation of volunteers. They really reflect their experience in our work.

"If you are passionate about making a difference and want to use your skills and interests to tackle mental health bias and discrimination, let us know what you think.

See Me volunteering can improve confidence, meet new people, and make a real difference to thousands of people suffering from mental health across Scotland. , There are many benefits.

It also counts as volunteer time for programs such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the Saltire Awards.

Successful applicants will be introduced to See Me in the second half of the summer and will have the opportunity to participate in professional training in areas such as public speaking, facilitation and media training.

Applications are accepted until noon on July 6th.

Young people can find out more about how to apply on the See Me website (

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