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Introducing the new MindMate Ambassador team! 

by Megan – 5th Dec 2017

What’s a MindMate Ambassador?

Together we’re a team of young people who work with MindMate. Due to lived experience, we all have a passion to support and improve young people’s health and wellbeing.  We might be a small team, but we have big plans! We’re really excited to work with people and services in Leeds to promote the MindMate website, and create a positive impact for young people’s mental health in the city.

Why did I get involved?

I have struggled with mental illness for years. It was something I tackled on my own, but in my teens, I started to get help from the services… all of the services. From GP appointments to hospital stays, you name it I’ve been there and got the T-shirt. Sadly, I felt let down on too many occasions and it’s taken me a long time to get to where I am today, living stably and accessing the support I need. I care deeply about making a positive impact in the world of mental health, and I want to use my own experiences to improve the mental health services, and reduce the amount of people experiencing things the way I did.

So, what have the MindMate Ambassadors got planned?

Some of our ideas for the next few months are –

  • using social media to promote the MindMate website
  • visiting schools, getting them on board with mental health support
  • building connections with local celebs
  • improving the website and adding new pages, e.g. a page for young carers and young parents

How can YOU get involved?

If you’re under 24, you could join our monthly Future in Mind: Leeds panel and have your voice heard. Alternatively, fancy contributing to the MindMate blog? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing mindmate@nhs.net.

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  1. Hi,
    I’ve been looking for a way to contact MindMate or MindMate ambassadors with regard to having a stall at our school health fair. We’ve put a big focus on mental health this year and it’d be great for the parents to be able to see what MindMate is and offers!

  2. Wow I go to a school and they have mind mate ambassadors to so I am going to try and land myself as being an ambassador of mind mate

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