Degree Plus

Open Your Mind is a five year project working to:

  • Promote awareness of mental health issues amongst students aged 16-25 across Northern Ireland
  • Reduce the risk factors related to mental health illness through awareness-raising
  • Overcome the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness

Open Your Mind recruits student volunteers on an annual basis in a specific further and higher education campus. This group of volunteers receives accredited training in the Open Your Mind Mental Health Awareness and Personal Development Programme. Volunteers then design and carry out an awareness raising campaign within their campus and are able to signpost fellow students who may be in mental health need on to specific services both within the institution and in the wider community.

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