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World Mental Health Day Q&A

On Saturday 10th October, we did a Q&A to acknowledge World Mental Health Day. We got fantastic responses to the questions we put on our instagram story at @Platfform4yp.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Suicide rates continue to increase throughout the UK. To help people, we need to tackle the root causes: poverty, homelessness, trauma and unsuitable support to help people who are experiencing challenges. Here is the official WSPD website where you can go for more information. Thanks Marko Blažević from Unsplash

*Must read* Help your mate campaign

Having consulted with young people, Change Grow Live recently launched a campaign called
‘Help Your Mate’ to promote harm reduction messages so young people can stay as safe as
possible and look out for each other during post-lockdown life. Check out this PDF for more information!

How to protest safely in a pandemic

Protesting is not mandatory, don't feel forced to, there are many other things you can do to show your support like signing petitions and donating to organisations. But if it is something you really want to do, here are some tips on how to do it safely! [Thanks for the pic Clem Onojeghuo from unsplash]

Confused by COVID-19? Here is all the data you need!

it may seem as if the news around the pandemic changes every day, and that's because it does! Keeping up with all the facts and figures can seem impossible sometimes and so here is the government page with all the info you need updated regularly!

Need some happy news to brighten your day? Here it is!

These are crazy and maybe scary times for a lot of us right now! But don't worry! Here is some happy news to help you realise how amazing life is!
[Image by Paul Green on Unsplash - Thanks Paul :)]

Can social media help young people to cope with lockdown?

Don't ask me! Ask the smart people at Manchester University that put this study together by asking young people from all over the UK.
[#photogoals Jon Tyson on Unsplash!]

Miss volunteering because of COVID-19? Why not try ‘Virtual Volunteering’?

Volunteering opportunities may feel hard to come by in the time of Carona, but they don't have to be! Check out how you can volunteer from home!
[Great pic Victoria Heath Unsplash is great!]

Volunteering at a foodbank during the coronavirus outbreak

Ever wondered what volunteering at a food bank is like during the pandemic? This has inspired me to get involved with my local food bank, what about you?
[Thanks for the pepper pic Sydney Rae from Unsplash!]

Missing your memes? It’s cool, The Mix has you covered!

All this news of the pandemic makes me miss the days where my feed was just full of funny memes. Let's turn back the clock and just have a laugh!
[Photo creds to Marcela Rogante on Unsplash, thanks :)]

Gen Z Under Lockdown: How They’re Coping, From TikTok to Virtual Drinks

Here is a news article with some more advice for you about how to cope with the lockdown. I know I can relate to a lot of what these young people are saying, it's nice to know you aren't alone in this!

State of Mind: Peer Mentor Update!

State of Mind is a project that has a peer mentor program that empowers young people and teaches them how to deliver sessions with Platfform resources to support young people in their communities. And lockdown isn't stopping them!