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14th November 2018

#WeCanWeWill - One Year On

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One in four adults and one in 10 children experience problems with their mental health.

Mental health impacts everyone either directly or indirectly: whether it’s impacted you via someone at work, college, school, a friend or family member, or you personally, everyone has experienced issues in regards to mental health. It’s part of human life, but it’s not something to be afraid of talking about.

A new piece of research released in October 2018 suggests that one in three young people are suffering from mental troubles such as depression, negative feelings or inability to focus. The pressures of school work, constant social media access and potentially other issues at home have been pointed to as the main contributors to these figures (Guardian, 2018).

This is a long-term issue for society to face, but in the short term, it is essential that attitudes towards mental health are changed and conversations about mental health are easier to initiate. Time to Change Wales is looking to empower people to have these conversations and one year ago, they launched the first young people’s mental health campaign: #WeCanWeWill. Blue Stag have had the honour of working on this campaign with them, and it has been awesome - this is a cause we are really passionate about and is dear to our hearts.

Time to Change Wales and their fantastic Champions have been working with schools and organisations to encourage conversations, change attitudes and reduce stigma about mental health. Alongside their Champions, they’ve been engaging with young people directly via social media and have reached over 1 million people and engaged 65k people online.

Here is some of the content and video we’ve helped to create for the campaign -

The Blue Stag team are looking forward to the year ahead and to continuing to battle mental health discrimination and encourage positive conversations. We’re so proud of what we’ve achieved with Time to Change Wales and can’t wait to build on our great work together.