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Youth Council aim to educate Bromley youngsters about mental health

PUBLISHED: 12:15 23 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:19 23 October 2013

Bromley Youth councillors Glenn Agyaakwah and Laila Khan, with youth support workers Kwasi Dwomoh, Ross Stanford, Sarah Bakare - as well as Cllr Stephen Wells and Cllr Tim Stevens.

Bromley Youth councillors Glenn Agyaakwah and Laila Khan, with youth support workers Kwasi Dwomoh, Ross Stanford, Sarah Bakare - as well as Cllr Stephen Wells and Cllr Tim Stevens.

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Encouraging young people to talk about mental health issues is the aim of Bromley Youth Council's latest manifesto, launched last week.

The youngsters set up an information stand at intu Bromley earlier this month to educate residents on the pressures faced by teenagers, including exams, relationships and growing up.

Working with Oxleas NHS Trust and Bromley Y, which offers counselling for young people, the council have made a video to address mental health issues. The short film will be available to secondary schools to use as part of their PSHE sessions.

Council members also handed out wallet-size leaflets in Bromley town centre, including tups on how to achieve mental wellbeing.

Cllr Tim Stevens said: “We believe that it is imperative that we take the views of our next generation very seriously when we make decisions on their behalf. That is why we are here today to listen, understand and support the work of the Youth Council.”

For more information, visit bromley-y.org.uk.

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