Young People, Mental Health and Recipes for Self-care

  • 14 to 19-year-olds
  • Speech-to-text (online)
Photograph of a smartphone propped up on a duvet and notebook. Plugged into the phone is a pair of black earbud headphones. On the screen of the phone is a video call with Alain 'Fusion' Clapham who's standing infront of a colourful artwork. Next to the phone are books and a pencil.
Young People, Mental Health and Recipes for Self-care - Alain 'Fusion' Clapham, Photo: Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join us for this discussion on young people’s approaches to mental health, wellbeing and self-care in the time of Covid-19. Facilitators Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham and Grace Gatera will host a live discussion based on videos of youth mental health research and linked creative projects, which will be shown during the event. On the panel will also be five RawMinds ambassadors, to provide the perspective of young people.

This event will discuss the work of Wellcome's mental health priority area, which seeks to transform how we understand, fund, prevent and treat anxiety and depression in young people. You will also find out more about the Covid Living project from creative producer Tim Partridge, poet Koleka Putuma and illustrator Ivyy Chen, which explored how young people were coping with lockdown in April to June 2020. At the end of the event there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

This event will be hosted through the videoconferencing platform BlueJeans. After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions.  You will be able to comment and ask questions live online using the chat function throughout the event. Your microphone and camera will be switched off for the whole session.

About your facilitators

Photograph of Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham

Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham


Alain is an experienced educator, creative producer and a lead facilitator for YouTube. He empowers thousands of young people to better navigate the digital landscape – while also helping award-winning CEOs discover their own stories of transformation. Alain is founder of @BMTstories – an immersive live and online experience celebrating the ‘awesome everyday’ stories of black men and women. 

Photograph of Grace Gatera

Grace Gatera

Grace is a lived-experience mental health advocate living in Kigali, Rwanda. She works with Wellcome’s mental health priority area (MHPA) as a lived-experience expert adviser, and is also part of their strategic advisory board.



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Guaranteed (online)

Booking a ticket guarantees you entry to the online event. You will be given joining instructions in your confirmation email. If you have any access requests or requirements, for example a transcript of the event, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

Speech-to-text (online)

This event will have live speech-to-text transcription, which may be useful for people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. For any assistance, please email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

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