Mentality is our award-winning youth-led social action project that works to challenge the stigma, discrimination, and social inequality surrounding young people’s mental health.
Mentality is made up of young volunteers aged 13-21 who have lived experience of mental health problems. The project offers training, support, and accreditation, and encourages volunteers to find their individual and collective voice. A lot of our members also say how joining the project has had a positive impact on their wellbeing – we see volunteering and social action as a great way to look after your mental health!
Young people on the Mentality Project outreach to schools, colleges and other youth settings across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, delivering training and workshops to thousands of young people and professionals each year.
Each year the group decides upon and designs a social action campaign on an issue related to mental health and young people’s rights. But as well as changing the world, at Mentality we’re also interested in improving existing services (including here at OTR!), influencing policies, raising awareness, and using education to create change.
If you join Mentality you can expect to meet amazing new people, learn loads, and get that fuzzy feeling from knowing you’re making a difference out there in the world!
The group meets every Thursday 5pm – 7pm @ OTR’s premises in Old Market, BS2 0BH. You don’t need to be able to commit to every session, and you can stay a member for as long as you like!