A new charity initiative has been launched in a bid to support youngsters facing mental health issues.
Feeling Strong – one of Dundee’s latest youth-led organisations – unveiled a set of programmes this week that will target young people between the ages of 12 and 17.
The specially led programmes will focus on the creative arts, enterprise and sports in order to build their skill sets.
Feeling Strong was founded in early 2018 and has gone on to amass a dedicated team of trustees and volunteers.
The new 10-week programme will be supported by local partners including Business Gateway, the V&A and Dundee Stars.
The charity has already run successful projects including Dundee Can Listen and Make Your Mark.
These projects have previously helped those facing mental health challenges within the City of Discovery.
Speaking ahead of this week’s launch, the man responsible for the project, Robbie Matthews, heralded the “exceptional” peer support on offer to the youths.
He said: “The planned activities will help the young people build confidence, skills and ultimately have fun, including a ceramics workshop, a business simulation and participation in sports like Ultimate frisbee.
“One of the main benefits of the programme is that they will receive mentorship from exceptional volunteer peers who will enrich the young people’s experience throughout the programme.”
Those interested in taking part in the programmes must be aged 12 to 17, with the courses set to start in March.
Young participants looking to apply need to submit an application before next Wednesday.
Brook Marshall, project director of Feeling Strong, is encouraging people to apply through the Feeling Strong website or the charity’s social media channels.
He said: “It is our hope that these opportunities will help some of Dundee’s most vulnerable young people recognise that the barriers they face are not insurmountable – and that with the right support they can accomplish incredible things.
“Any young people who are interested, or interested parents and carers, can apply or view more information on our website and social media channels.”