MindMate News #9
A regular bulletin bringing you news and up to date information about MindMate and young people’s mental health in Leeds.
Calling education settings…
Would you like MindMate visit your school or college (or other setting) to run a wellbeing stall?
- Your students can chat to MindMate Ambassadors, take away merchandise and enter an interactive competition with a £10 voucher prize
- Information for schools about the MindMate Champion programme and the School MindMate Ambassador programme (led by LCC Health & Wellbeing Service)
…to arrange a visit please contact email@example.com
MindMate characters are changing 😊
The MindMate characters that you see around the website are designed to represent children and young people in Leeds. We constantly review these characters to assess whether they accurately represent the diversity of young people across Leeds. We recently consulted with a group of young people and our MindMate ambassadors, to uncover how we can update these characters to make sure young people can resonate with them more closely.
Following the group feedback, characters with a wider range of body sizes were included, as well as some more amputee characters. We adapted some existing characters to make sure we included individuals who were gender neutral, as well as more feminine presenting males. To add some more personality to the characters, tattoos were added and accessories like a skateboard or coffee cup. Look out for these characters making an appearance on the website soon.
Rachael’s story now on YouTube
You may have heard Rachael (our MindMate Ambassador) speak at the ‘trauma-informed city’ event back at the start of Nov. If you missed her or want to hear her inspiring story again head over to the MindMate YouTube channel.
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