Hi, I’m Kate and I’m a training officer. My job enables me to facilitate Well-Being groups in a variety of settings all over South Wales. It’s a privilege to work alongside Young people, to have a part in creating safe spaces where everyone is supported to discuss mental health and well-being, which helps to break the stigma attached to it. I love how creative my role is. I have been able to co-create some interesting projects with young people through Platfform and I have witnessed some really positive outcomes. I believe that education around mental health is incredibly important to the evolution of the support systems that we currently have.
My advice for better mental health would be this. Life can be a difficult journey, it’s unpredictable at the best of times, when we have certain expectations it can leave us feeling disappointed. Accepting that change is the only constant, is a great place to start. With this knowledge, it will help if you can be kind and patient with yourself, as you navigate through the different situations and stage of your growth. You are never alone, always seek help and support if you feel you need it. It’s ok to make mistakes, you’re human, you’re perfectly imperfect, try believing in yourself, you never know where it will take you.