The Midlothian Early Action Partnership (MEAP) is looking for young people aged 16 – 25 to volunteer for a youth panel which will develop and support a youth led fund to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people and their communities in Midlothian.
MEAP has created a £30,000 fund that young people and adults, aged 12 – 25, can apply for to help the wellbeing of their peers and people in their community. The application process for the fund and decision making on who receives it will be developed by the panellists.
You will also have a chance to talk about things such as:
· How young people’s mental health and wellbeing has been affected by the pandemic
· How mental health services are currently run and could be improved on
· What organisations and groups can support the fund and share its message
The decisions you make will shape the fund and encourage other young people to apply. MEAP believes that young people have the experiences, ideas and skills to be a key part of the decision making process and conversation in how youth mental health could be better.