Mental health is amongst the most important issues faced by young people, yet due to high rates of stigma, many feel alone in their struggles, unable to give a voice to their experiences and disempowered to seek help. All these factors contribute to the huge gap that exists between the mental health needs of young people and the systems that surround them.
The purpose of OurHerd is to support young people to drive informed and improved mental health outcomes by sharing powerful stories.
What is the Change we want to see?
We are collecting a powerful library of data and insights from the stories shared. OurHerd acts as a megaphone for young people to inform governments, policy makers and service providers, and drive actionable change.
Young people have a safe and supportive space to connect with stories of tough times. The OurHerd community builds hope by sharing real, relatable and helpful lived experience stories, which aim to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental ill health
OurHerd guides and empowers young people to confidently give a voice to their story, build up their mental health literacy and lower self-stigma. It is a place for sharing courage, vulnerability and positivity
Join us in creating a world that listens to and learns from young people!