A recent report by The Children’s Society suggested that about 250,000 children in the UK were unhappy with their lives. In addition, one in twelve boys aged 10-15 were unhappy with their appearance, saying that films, TV and social media all affected the way they felt. Despite this, young men are the least likely of any demographic to seek help. They can often be dismissive of emotions and struggle to communicate their difficulties.
Upbeat is a preventative resource to help boys aged 13-16 develop a healthier approach to their emotional wellbeing.The six-session course, which features hard-hitting video content and music playlists, group discussion, creative activities and (optional) spiritual reflections, will give young men a toolkit to take care of their emotional wellbeing, helping them engage in honest conversations and spot signs in themselves and their friends when things aren’t going well.
Using music, video and creative group activities, Upbeat is a preventative resource to help boys aged 13-16 develop a healthier approach to their emotional wellbeing.
Creative Resources, Video & Media
“I remember from a young age feeling very insecure about myself…but I wasn’t really great at communicating my thoughts and emotions…I internalised it…I could see the damage it was doing to my life…When you realise you’ve got a problem, take care of it…and ask for help.”
Guvna B (from his introduction to 'Upbeat') Rap artist & author
Suitable for: Boys age 13-16