Make Our Rights Reality

Ignored. Downtrodden. Discriminated against. Young people have had enough of our struggles being downplayed and our rights forgotten.

We're done waiting. We're taking matters into our own hands.

With Make Our Rights Reality young people in every corner of the country, from every walk of life, are getting to know their rights and how to fight for them.

Our first campaign - Our Minds Our Future - is led by young people fighting for a seat at the table in decisions about local mental health services. 

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    Let’s Make The Early Prevention Myth a Thing of The Past

    There are a host of hard truths which very few of us are normally willing to confront. Here’s one: ‘Early prevention’ - meaning the proactive mental health support that can reduce the likelihood of more severe and entrenched difficulties later on - is a distant dream for many young people.

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    #TimeToTalk About The Real Elephant In The Room

    While talking about our mental health challenges with friends and family can provide well-needed support, that can’t be the end of the conversation. MORR steering group member Jenny talks about the structural changes to the mental health system needed to backup anti-stigma campaigns.

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    Getting to know your rights

    Last month I went on some training covering human rights and mental health to support me in a new campaign project called MORR (Make Our Rights Reality). MORR is being run by Youth Access and delivered in partnership with other youth advice and counselling services across the UK.

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    The Autism Health Quandry

    If there is one piece of knowledge that has to be taken away, it is that autism and mental health conditions are by no means one and the same thing. For many autistic people who are living with the difficulties that come as part of mental illness, too often it is assumed that how autism may present itself is the cause behind mood or behavioural changes. From the errors which can result in overlooking these health concerns has directly made suicide a leading cause of autistic people dying, with autistic adults at least nine times more likely to die from this reason compared to the general population.

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