Chilypep is proud to launch our new campaign #NotTheOnlyOne to raise awareness of mental health issues for young people in Sheffield.
Chilypep has been shortlisted for two prestigious Children and Young People Now Awards 2016.
Having worked with vulnerable and excluded groups of young people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire for fifteen years, Chilypep has been shortlisted for the Young Carers Award and the Health and Wellbeing Award at the national Children and Young People Now Awards 2016.
Chilypep, City of Sanctuary, Who Is Your Neighbour, MESH and Voluntary Action Sheffield, are working together to develop a community cohesion project.
Please take a couple of minutes to fill in the short survey below to let us know what you think of this idea and please share far and wide to help us get as many views as possible on what we think could be a really fantastic and much needed project!
Rebecca Batley, volunteer for Chilypep and member of Young Healthwatch has been busy speaking out around mental health with the aim of #STAMPingOutStigma and encouraging services to better support young people in Sheffield.
Check her out on Sheffield Hallam FM http://www.hallamfm.co.uk/localnews/mental-health-conference-in-sheffield-for-young-people/ where she speaks up and promotes Young Healthwatch’s mental health event that took place on 24th November 2015.
As we approach our ten year independence anniversary, (fifteen years since the project began!) we have been amazed at the number of young people and ex staff who have stayed in touch with us and often contacted us to tell us what they are doing now. We realised that the real impact of our work lies in the stories and recollections that they hold, how they now recognise what their involvement meant to them, and how it has helped to shape their lives and achievements.
After last years success, we are delighted to welcome back the Free Radicals for our celebration of ten years work with young people.
Foyez Sy, a member of the STAMP mental health participation group, is currently leading a campaign to get mental health on the curriculum. Foyez, is urging ministers to debate this issue in Parliament, calling for mental health education to be a core offer within schools and educational setting.
Foyez believes that “Introducing mental health education in schools will reduce the stigma of mental illness in society, help children deal with the modern pressures they face and will provide them with the advice they need to seek help rather than suffer in silence like I and many others have.”
Click here to sign his petition today and pledge your support!
Chilypep was lucky enough to have Charlotte on work experience with us for a week over June. Charlotte fitted straight into the team, getting stuck into a whole range of activities. Here’s her blog about her work experience placement – thank you Charlotte it was great to have you with us!
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group supported a pilot of this work from Chilypep to inform future plans for promoting emotional well being for children and young people in Barnsley.
They created this short film as part of their #Barnsley365in30 project – – 365 days rolled into the 30 days of June to coincide with their AGM.
Calling all Chilypeppers past and present!
Chilypep is turning 10 this year! To celebrate all the fab work that young people have helped us to achieve over the years we are calling all Chilypeppers past and present to join our ‘Look at me Now!’ Campaign…
We are asking young people how they were/ are involved with Chilypep, what they got from their ‘Chilypep experience’, and what they are up to now! We hope to be able to showcase and celebrate some of the fantastic achievements of the young people we’ve worked with, through the production of a ‘Chilypepper story book’, which will be launched at our celebration Gig on 17th October 2015.
If you are a Chilypepper who wants to share their story, or would like more information about the campaign or our celebration gig, then please get in touch!