We are proud of the positive outcomes we see among the young people we work with, ranging from 16-year-olds right up to young adults of 25.
Adam, 21, came to the Mental Wealth Academy as he wanted to explore and manage the feelings of low mood he was experiencing. He knew that there must be better ways to cope with the strong feelings he was facing.
Some of his earlier experiences in life meant he often found it hard to trust others too.
At the Mental Wealth Academy, Adam, explored coping skills, which he says made him feel better about himself. He said that this also helped him focus on building healthier relationships with others.
Over the course of 12 weeks, Adam built up a bond with our Transitional Wellbeing Worker and used the time and space they had together to examine some of the patterns of behaviour he felt stuck in and discover new ways of thinking about these challenges.
Over time, it was brilliant to see Adam using more positive language talking about himself and setting plans for the future. He accepted that some relationships are unhealthy and need to be moved on from.
During this time, he met a new partner and was able to apply a lot of the learning about boundaries and independence to enter more confidently into a healthy relationship with him.
Our support and ongoing relationship with Adam didn’t end there.
Through our network of partners, he was able to find out about and gain volunteering experience in an outdoor setting that is helping him build towards his career goals.
Life doesn’t always happen in a straight line, and Adam knows he can always return to us for emotional support and practical advice at any time.
“Never give up on being the person you want to be.”Adam
Mental Wealth Academy Young Person
As Adam says, “Never give up on being the person you want to be.” Where you are right now is enough, and if there are things you want to strive for, that’s okay too.
Being open enough to want to dig deeper and work on your personal wellbeing and inner motivations is something any future employer, partner or friend would be proud of.
The Mental Wealth Academy offers a welcoming and inclusive place for young people to seek support and express themselves. Being able to recognise and manage a range of emotions is an important building block for good mental health.
If you’re a young person aged 16-25 experiencing mild-moderate mental health needs, or a family member who would like to support them, you can find out more and make a referral to the Mental Wealth Academy via the link below.