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Young People, Mental Health and Recipes for Self-care

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Watch a recording of a discussion on young people’s approaches to mental health, wellbeing and self-care in the time of Covid-19. Facilitators Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham and Grace Gatera host a live discussion based on videos of youth mental health research and linked creative projects, which were shown during the event. Also on the panel were five RawMinds ambassadors, to provide the perspective of young people.

This event discussed the work of Wellcome's mental health priority area, which seeks to transform how we understand, fund, prevent and treat anxiety and depression in young people. You will also find out more about the Covid Living project which explored how young people were coping with lockdown in April to June 2020 and inspired ‘Something New’, an animation by poet Koleka Putuma and illustrator Ivyy Chen.

The event concluded with questions and discussion.

The Covid Living Project was commissioned by Mindscapes in collaboration with Wellcome's Mental Health team.



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About your facilitators

Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham

Alain is an experienced educator, creative producer and a lead facilitator for YouTube. He empowers thousands of young people to better navigate the digital landscape – while also helping award-winning CEOs discover their own stories of transformation. Alain is founder of @BMTstories – an immersive live and online experience celebrating the “awesome everyday” stories of black men and women. 

Grace Gatera

Grace is a lived-experience mental health advocate living in Kigali, Rwanda. She works with Wellcome’s mental health priority area (MHPA) as a lived-experience expert adviser, and is also part of their strategic advisory board.