Talking Openly To Embrace Mental health (TOTEM) gives young people the skills to become confident peer mentors with a specific focus on mental health and emotional wellbeing; empowering them to champion mental health and tackle stigma within their school or organisation.
The course which was designed by young people in collaboration with the RAISE Team at Merseyside Youth Association has already begun rolling out successfully to schools across Merseyside.
We were tasked with developing the branding around the peer mentor project alongside Leigh Horner from the RAISE Team. After an initial consultation with young people we were able to come up with a batch of names and ideas that helped shape 3 proposals which we put to them participation group. The result was TOTEM – Talking Openly To Embrace Mental health.