"Imagine growing up in our world today. Constantly battling the effects of human rights violations, wars and violence in the home, schools and businesses. Young people are spending most of their day on the internet – experiencing cyber crimes, cyber bullying, and playing violent video games. Suicide and substance abuse numbers have been steadily rising and LGBTQ youth are feeling alone and persecuted for being true to themselves. Young adults are at the age when serious mental illnesses can occur and yet they are taught little to nothing about mental health.

How do we expect our young people to grow up strong, resilient and able to break the cycles of abuse, violence, substance use, and internet overload? What happens when a young person experiences trauma – over and over? Where are the services? Where is the information and awareness about mental wellbeing?"

On Wednesday 10th October 2018, The Link will be celebrating World Mental Health Day with a Performance by our Young people at Tuned In, Redcar.

More information will be given closer to the date!