Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

In celebration of #mentalhealthawarenessweek 2020 we headed (virtually) to each of our Snow-Camp regions to hear how our young people look after their mental health. We also checked in with Snow-Camp HQ team member Dan Keeley to hear about his own experiences with mental health.

Now, more than ever, it is vital that we are kind to ourselves and look after our mental health and wellbeing. Hear how our Scotland young people have been doing just that:



North West youth volunteer Elisha very kindly recorded a conversation she had about how our mental health and wellbeing programme, Uplift, has helped to support her through difficult times. Hear how she thinks other young people could also benefit from the programme and our wonderful counsellor Kevin Hempsted:



London young person Edil has experienced feelings of anxiety since she was just 7 years old. We are very grateful to Edil for writing down her story for us to share, we hope it helps others suffering with anxiety feel less alone:


London young person Haroun tells his Snow-Camp story to our Assistant Programme Manager Shayleigh. A few months ago Haroun was homeless and how he’s working towards his snowsports instructor qualification! Listen to his inspiring story below:



Midlands young person Brandon had been struggling with his sleep since the lockdown started but thanks to a virtual Uplift session focused on sleep, hosted by our Uplift counsellor Kevin Hempsted, things have greatly improved. Hear Brandon’s top tips for getting back into a healthy and productive sleep pattern:



Many of you may know Dan Keeley as the Snowsports Community Manager at Snow-Camp. What you may not know is that Dan is also a passionate mental health campaigner. Dan is passionate about bringing people together to talk about their mental health, and by doing so empowering them to speak up and get support if  they’re struggling. In the video below Dan talks about being diagnosed with bipolar and how he took on the challenge of a lifetime, running from Rome to London to raise money for mental health charities. Hear his story, recorded especially for you, to celebrate #mentalhealthawarenessweek 2020:



If you would like support with your mental health, please contact your Programme Manager or one of the members of the Snow-Camp team. You can also find a list of other avenues of support on our Support For Young People area. Remember, you are not alone.