This is Me
1st Jan 2022

31st Dec 2022

A year-long campaign all about creating opportunities and celebrating everything that young people are, what they bring to society, their achievements, and their future potential. We want young people to be proud of themselves, and proud to say, ‘This Is Me’.

Download the colourful campaign programme with all the details of the exciting projects this year.

This is a unique campaign which seeks to celebrate all things youth, and young people.

Hampshire CAMHS want to spend the year 2022 working with young people, creating opportunities that celebrate all that young people are, what they bring to society, their achievements, and their future potential.

There will be a variety of projects that will explore and celebrate difference, identity, diversity, connections, opportunities, and understanding one another better. This will be underpinned with encouraging kindness and compassion, and a deep-rooted acceptance of individuality.

We want young people to be proud of themselves, and proud to say, ‘This is Me’.

Over the last two years young people have been more adversely affected than many with the impact of Covid-19 and lockdowns. There have been considerable impacts on their education, contact with families and friends, as well as access to new and future opportunities and connections.

This will be a year in which we talk about, highlight, and encourage people to think about positive mental health.  This is in line with the ‘Positive Psychology Movement’ which encourages happiness to generate a sense of wellbeing.

Aims of the campaign:

1. Build/re-build confidence, self-belief and positive mental health

2. An opportunity to celebrate young people and what they bring to our communities

3. To encourage connections between young people and those of all generations

4. Encourage respect and kindness

5. Provide opportunities for young people to try new things, and challenge themselves

6. Encourage positivity, optimism and ambition

7. Encourage a sense of belonging and universality of experience

8. To have FUN and generate a sense of wellbeing

Campaign Programme:

This is Me – Books

A number of hardback books, filled with blank pages, will be circulated around the County via schools and youth groups. These will provide opportunities for young people to tell their stories and share in their own words what makes them who they are.  This book is an open invitation to you, the young person, the writer, to be creative and add something here about you.

To get involved, please email spnt.hantscamsinnovation@nhs.net.  Please title your message, ‘This is Me Book’.

Full details can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

This project will close on September 16th 2022.

Sixteen

This is an inter-generational project.  Focusing on recorded audio conversations with people between the age of 16 and 100+, discussing what they remember about being 16 (which many consider to be an important milestone), and what advice or wisdom they would pass on to a 16-year old now. Hampshire CAMHS will also be asking young people to share what they think being 16 will be like, and what they may be looking forward to.

To take part, please email spnt.hantsinnovation@nhs.net and title the message, ‘Sixteen’.

Full details can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

This project will close on 5 September 2022.

Coat of Arms Project (COAP)

Hampshire CAMHS want to encourage young people of all ages to get creative and use their imagination, personality and artistic skills to create their very own Coat of Arms.  A Coat of Arms is a symbol used to identify families, or individuals.  It is a detailed design that often includes a crest and a motto. The most important thing is that it is meaningful to the individual or organisation, and should include elements that speak to who they are.

Photos of Submissions need to be sent to spnt.hantscamhsinnovation@nhs.net

Full details can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

Final submissions need to be with Hampshire CAMHS by 5th September 2022.

Brilliant Young Things (BYT’s)

We want to hear from young people who have an inspirational story, who would agree to being filmed about their achievements. It’s inspiring and motivating for young people to hear about other people who are still young and making a difference, or doing something awesome.

Here’s Etienne, aged 10, talking about kindness.

If you think you have a story to be included please email spnt.hantscamhsinnovation@nhs.net and title your email, ‘BYT’S’.

Full details can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

This project will close on 5th September 2022.

22 in 2022

Young people will have access to a wall chart which can be downloaded here 22 in 22 Wall Chart which has a list of generic activities. They will be able to fill in the dates and details of what they have achieved, as well as being able to add in their own challenges that they want to work towards.

Workshops

Workshops in schools and youth organisations will be available and delivered in schools on a first come first served basis, focusing on positive mental health, how young people can look after their emotional and psychological health, and where to seek help if they need it.

To find out more and book a workshop, contact us at spnt.hantscamhsinnovation@nhs.net

Exhibition

Hampshire CAMHS plan to pull together the projects from the campaign to form a free exhibition at an accessible venue in Hampshire. There will be a week of various events, that will form a launch to the exhibition. Events are likely to include a young person’s event and a professionals conference.

Details to be confirmed in due course.

For further details about all of the above projects, click here to download the campaign brochure.