In discussions about mental health young women talked about their efforts to protect and strengthen wellbeing.
“I always still walk home alone like I’m kind of independent in that sense but I’m also holding my keys in my back pocket also I’ve got my partner on call stuff like that…”
“I’m going to bring him up to be [respectful of women]… ‘cause I’ve been through that. I’ve been disrespected.”
Highland Children’s Forum was commissioned by Highland Council to undertake a service evaluation of the school-based sexual health and relationship education programme (SHARE) during 2017-2018.
“We, as young carers, must be at the centre of what is being planned – our voices must be heard so that any support offered is relevant to us”
“If you do well when you’re young it will help you when you’re older.”
“I get involved with others, I used not to”
Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination
“Someone to talk to who understands what it’s like to care for someone.”