As a follow up from IofC-UK’s Sustainable Communities RISE UP event and to mark World Mental Health Day, RISE UP TOGETHER was a chance to hear from young people with lived experiences of mental health issues and what strategies they have used to help them rise up.
Read our report of event.
Allidah is a professional Image Consultant, Psychologist and founder of “Your Image by A.D Henson”, a company that specialises in the transformation of individuals and organisations from the inside out. She used her Degrees in Clinical Psychology, Drama & Business Management to start her business with the aim of transforming people’s lives using a combination of fashion, beauty and therapy. Having lived in different countries across the global she is a pioneer of unconventional ways of offering solutions to mental health problems through her role as a Fashion Psychologist, a first of her kind in Malawi. She is passionate about young people and offers guidance and counselling/ mentorship to aid them discover who they are, their purpose and overcoming trauma with the aim of shaping them to be productive members of society.
Jimmy is a writer and a musician who composes his own music. As a grassroots activist, he has lived in camps protecting the land and the local community from fracking and is now working with others protecting lawful human rights from tyranny and dictatorship. He has witnessed and experienced mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing emerge, flourish and be nurtured from grassroots communal activity. He has a growing belief and commitment that togetherness and connectedness opens the path to unique individual transformation and self-realisation.
Samad has a background in media and technology. Currently, he works in the sector of health and social care as a young support worker, providing vulnerable people with care. He works closely with vulnerable ex-offenders to get their life back on track and radically transform their quality of life as well as their health and well-being.