Our Mental Health Matters campaign

Will you help us remind our community of the importance of educating ourselves, leaning in, showing compassion, listening, and offering our support so those struggling don't feel alone? 

Our goal is to eliminate the stigma around mental health. We want to encourage people (youth and adults) to...

  1. Make self-care a priority in their daily lives.
  2. Seek help when they need it.
  3. Show compassion when someone is struggling with a mental health challenge.
  4. Treat mental health challenges with the same respect and care we show someone with a physical illness or injury.

PARTICIPATE IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN...
We hope you will be part of our campaign that will take place from FEB-DEC 2022 for Santa Barbara County. We want to show the many faces in our community that support the message... "OUR MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS".  Every Thurs we will post different messages around wellness on our @youthwell social media and we'll include different faces from throughout SB County.

PARTICIPATE AS AN INDIVIDUAL
Any community members (youth and adults) are invited to participate in our campaign. Just share your photo and message that we can use in our social media posts. If you have questions, EMAIL outreach@youthwell.org

STEP 1 - FILL OUT THE FORM... It will take 5 MIN to fill out.

STEP 2 - SEND A PHOTO...

  • You can either have someone take the photo of you OR if you have a smartphone: set self-timer and reverse camera to take the pic and email it to us at outreach@youthwell.org
  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING PHOTO:
    • Use a blank 8.5” X 11” white piece of printer paper
    • Take a photo from your hips up. Stand in front of a simple background or choose a background that is reflective of you. (ie: at school, work, outside, etc)
    • Hold up a 8.5” X 11” white piece of paper in front of you below the chin and in front of the chest.
  •  Students under 18 years, please have your parent/caregiver print and sign a PHOTO RELEASE.

PARTICIPATE AS A GROUP
BUSINESSES, NON PROFITS, GROUPS, CLUBS...

Our hope is to get GROUP PHOTOS from some of our partners with a minimum of 5 people. We will have these coincide with national messages around mental health. We would work with you on a message from your team (SAMPLE BELOW). Contact us if you would like to participate, outreach@youthwell.org.

STEP 1 - FILL OUT THE FORM... It will take 5 MIN to fill out.

STEP 2 - SEND A PHOTO...

  • Use a large BLANK poster paper to hold up.
    (We will put your message in digitally.)
  • Use a simple background.
  • You can take the photo with your iPhone or we are happy to come take the photo for you.

USE TEMPLATES FOR YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA...

TEMPLATES FOR NON-PROFITS, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, GROUPS...

  • We invite you to use one of our 4 templates for your own social media posts.
  • View & download Canva Template >>

HANG A BANNER AT YOUR SCHOOL or ORGANIZATION...

Schools (K-12), consider hanging a banner on your campus. The goal is to remind students to ask for help at any time. They don’t need to be in crisis. This also gives students and staff a place to go to find resources in Santa Barbara County for ages 0-25.

Below are examples of banner styles [sizes: 2.5x4, 4x6, 2.5x6]. Schools have the option to use their school colors for the banner. We can personalize it with photos of your students, staff, or clients or use stock photos. Schools can decide whether they want to use students on campus for the photo instead of stock images. (Possibly a leadership class or students doing a club on campus around mental health?) **Another option is to do a banner focused on the importance of practicing self care.

DISTRIBUTE RACK CARDS...

Are you interested in having materials for your school or organization?