MYA’s Peer Mentoring and Volunteering (PMV) Project has been working with a group of students from the Young People’s Opportunity Project in Speke. The group have explored volunteering and peer mentoring and undergone mental health awareness training. The group were keen to share what they had learnt with other young people and it was decided to do this via two methods. Firstly, the group created an information board about common mental health issues.
PMV Project worker Rachel Ward said;
“The young people worked really hard to gather the information and create the board. We are all very proud of it!”
Secondly the group created a short film about stress. They worked hard to script and storyboard the film, then we filmed it in a morning! They also wrote a song and we were able to use the fantastic facilities offered by the Noise Team at MYA to edit and record the song which provides a backing track for the film.
PMV Project worker Simon Huthwaite said;
“We are very proud of what we have produced and the film is testament both to the hard work and creativity of the young people from YPOP but also the strong team work ethos of MYA. We are very fortunate to have such fantastic facilities and such brilliant colleagues in the Noise team who are able to support us to achieve great outcomes.”
The film is available on our YouTube channel.
We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!