Authors: Sebastian Robertson
Event: 2015 TheMHS Summer Forum
Subject: YOUTH, ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, YOUNG PEOPLE ENGAGING IN POSITIVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTHBATYR, MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH, SUMMER FORUM, DEPRESSION, LIVED EXPERIENCE
Type of resource: Audio
Abstract: Sebastian Robertson: Founder of Batyr, a not-for-profit organisation that supports university and school students struggling with mental health challenges
Young people engaging in positive conversations about mental health
In this talk I will openly explore the methodology around toilet use. After years of practical experience I will demonstrate why we should actually be leaving the toilet seat up.
I will also try to link the above analogy back to the work we are doing to engage young people in the mental health conversation. There is no doubt the links will be tenuous at best, but I promise I’ll touch on ways to successfully engage with young men. Here’s a clue: it starts before the issue presents.
Toilet humour aside… This talk will focus on two key areas:
Number 1: How can we engage young people, in particular young men, in the prevention of mental ill health.
Number 2: How do we transition the talk and theory into action. A look at the difference between behavioural change versus increased awareness.
Royal Doulton has called this “the most reflushing talk I’ve heard in long time”.