#Say Your Peace- using poetry to support young people’s emotional well being

Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola has launched #SayYourPeace, a campaign that encourages young people to use poetry to find comfort and solace during the uncertain times the world faces.

A recent survey by mental health charity YoungMinds has shown that more than 80% of young people with a history of mental ill-health have found their conditions have worsened since the coronavirus crisis began in the UK. The pandemic has brought with it severe disruptions to young people’s routines, a sense of social isolation, and has prevented some young people from accessing their regular mental health support.

Theresa is encouraging young people to use poetry to share the moments when they find peace and calm- finding solidarity in the experiences of other young people.

To find out more about Theresa Lola and the campaign please click   here

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