BlueDot is a youth-run mental health recognition and support project to help people be better friends.

We aim to raise awareness and break down the stigma surrounding mental health by educating people on the potential causes. We run workshops and give tips on how to be there for someone who is suffering from poor mental wellbeing or how to manage your own mental health. The project is aimed at young people aged 15-17 as we believe that it's important to be educated on mental health from a young age to prevent stigma from developing.

How can I get involved?

If you are wanting to get involved with Blue Dot either as a young person who wants to help run the workshops, or an organisation that would like to book a workshop, you can email our project manager, Jasmine, at [email protected] or call 01142999210. You can also download our virtual workshop here!

Download our virtual workshop!

Success so far...

The project primarily aims to prevent mental health problems from occurring in the first place, but some of the young people running the workshops certainly benefit from it as well - here's what Saffron, a former volunteer on the project, had to say:

The project has had a positive impact on all the YPs who take part. Many of them have expressed how it has made them more open minded and has educated them on why people suffer with mental health issues. Some of them actually suffer with poor mental wellbeing themselves so being involved with bluedot has given them the platform to educate others.

This project is supported by funding from the South Yorkshire Community FoundationFind out more about their work.