In 2015 UJS passed policy to run a mental health campaign (read Louise’s blog about it here), and so Reclaim was born!
Faith communities often struggle more than others to talk about mental health. The reasons for this aren’t conclusive, but it’s important to recognise that no matter your background, 1 in 4 people in their lifetimes will experience problems with their mental health. Often the stigma around mental ill health prevents people from seeking treatment and acceptance in their communities, and that’s what Reclaim aims to combat.
Check out our Reclaim website for the history of project and contributions from students about mental health: www.reclaimtheconversation.com