Jade wins BBC 'Make a Difference Awards'


We're so happy to announce that Jade has WON the BBC Devon's 'Make a Difference Awards' in the category of Volunteer.

The judges picked Jade's work speaking to over 35,000 pupils at primary and secondary schools about mental health. She shares her own story and aims to be "the person I wish had spoken to me when I was at my lowest", to destigmatise mental health and encourage others that they can get through this difficult time.

You can hear the ceremony and Jade's acceptance speech here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0d8nsbg 

If you're a Devon based school that would like Jade to visit then please get in touch.



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Listen to BBC Devon's interview of our 18 year old co-founder Jade

Youth Mental Health Foundation
Listen to BBC Devon's interview of our 18 year old co-founder Jade

It was absolutely fantastic to be contacted by BBC Devon and be told our 18-year old co-founder, Jade, has reached the final three of their 'Make A Difference Awards' in the category of 'Volunteer'.

Since the age of 11, Jade has been visiting primary and secondary school to discuss her mental health troubles and recovery. Her mission is to build mental health resilience in her young audience and encourage them to ask for help if and when they need it. In her words "I want to be the person I wish had come and spoken to me when I was at my lowest".

Jade has now visited over 80 school, spoken to over 35,000 young people and founded the Youth Mental Health Foundation!

Best of luck at the awards ceremony on Thursday 15th September. By reaching the BBC's final 3 you are already a huge winner.

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