We have been working with Mind and the University of Leeds to co-create a new mental health resilience training programme for students. 

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 75% of mental health problems are established by the age of 24. With a spotlight on supporting more young people around the UK on the national agenda, Mind asked us to uncover what students really want from a resilience training programme.

Here at the Magpie nest, we welcomed eleven students for a full week of co-creation workshops. They shared their experiences and personal journeys at university, enabling us to collaboratively shape the resilience programme and to create a manifesto for Mind.

Student feedback showed they felt supported and empowered, knowing that their sessions with us would benefit thousands of young people across the country. Not only were their voices heard; the week encouraged friendships and gave students the space to work on their own mental health wellbeing.

“I really appreciate the way in which Magpie led the workshops and how comfortable they made the environment for everyone; I’ve really enjoyed it. I hope what we’ve collectively produced is super helpful for Mind and for future students!”.