Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s charity, Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), is calling on service young people to get in touch. RCET has received funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to work directly with youngsters from serving and veteran families across Scotland to develop a bespoke mental health and wellbeing digital platform as part of a new project, titled Your Mind Matters.
The project ran a consultation with 600 young people from forces families across Scotland, in which 80 per cent told the charity they faced challenges to their mental health and wellbeing, including deployment of loved ones, regular relocations and the subsequent disruption of education and friendships.
Your Mind Matters wants to capture these experiences of life in a forces household to develop a series of mental health and wellbeing resources to support peers and the wider family. And if they have a passion for technology and creative talents, the project will also give youngsters an opportunity to get involved in the look and feel of the digital platform as well as develop vibrant, engaging social media campaigns.