NextGen Youth Panel


After recently developing a survey to help give young people a voice to express their thoughts and what issues impact them. NextGen Mental Health Ambassadors today held their first youth panel focusing on body image.

The key issues from the survey were:

·         Body Image

·         Mental Health

·         Unemployment

·         Debit issues

Mental Health Ambassadors designed and delivered their youth panel to explore how and why body image was an issue for them and their peers. The youth panel gave young people from the survey an opportunity to talk about this issue in person and learn and share ideas from others.

Young people were encouraged to embrace who they are and promote acceptance of others; reinforce that they can promote change within themselves and their community. The group and Springboard staff would also like to thank Ryan McVicker our guest speaker who shared his personal journey with anorexia with the group which was really inspiring.

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