This one-day event has been created in response to Schools desperate need for mental health support and resources.
With almost 750 schools signed up so far, the aim on 3rd February 2021 is to reach as many school children across the UK as possible by facilitating virtual sessions between schools and local mental health or wellbeing hosts.
We can't wait to be a part of this fantastic day and initiative.
NEW BRANDING & MARKETING PACKS LAUNCHED
Over the last few weeks, our communications manager has been working on the i am me brand, as well as creating marketing packs that can be used by our supporters, commercial funding partners and schools, colleges and universities to raise further awareness of the initiative.
Filled with flyers, quote posters, roller banners, vinyl's, social tiles, HTML Emails, desktop backgrounds and toilet door posters, these packs are a great way to not only raise awareness of the app, but to also show your commitment to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of your young people.
If you’d like to know more about these marketing packs and how much they cost, email
WESTONBIRT SCHOOL WORK WITH I AM ME TO SUPPORT THEIR PUPILS
This week we presented to the parents of pupils at Westonbirt School, ahead of delivering virtual introductory sessions of the app to all year groups next week.
The response from the parents has been overwhelmingly positive, with many downloading the app themselves to support their own conversations with their children at home.
A big thank you to the parents and teachers at Westonbirt for allowing us to talk to their pupils.
We’re looking forward to seeing how many articles are read and accounts created following these sessions, we always see a huge increase after talking to students about the app.
I AM ME FOUNDER FEATURES ON LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION FOR WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
i am me founder, Claire Libby has featured on a live virtual panel event, which was first broadcast on Thursday 8th October 2020.
The event which was in aid of World Mental Health day was hosted by The Branding Man and also featured Ben, Josie and Anirjit (Pates Grammar School) and Oxford graduate and Civil Servant Lizzie Shelmerdine.
Together they discussed how the world we are living in today is affecting the career aspirations and mental health of young people, and how we can better support them this this difficult time for all.
Take a listen now!
CAREERRADAR LAUNCHES NEW RELEASE FOCUSED ON JOBS
CareerRadar uses academic research and AI to help young people select their perfect career based on their personality, interests, and education. The videos and research material provide a detailed picture of working in over 1,000 careers – both today and in the future.
The latest release includes a job search facility that aggregates all the published vacancies in the UK into a single list – saving time visiting multiple job sites and missing opportunities.
CareerRadar, , is free and available in the Apple and Android app stores.
I AM ME FOUNDER FEATURES ON LATEST FREEDOM OF THOUGHT EPISODE
We are so excited to share the link for our founder, Claire's, chat with Hollyoaks actor and mental health advocate, Ashley Taylor Dawson and Resilience Coach, Josh Connolly for their latest episode, Freedom of Thought.
In this episode Claire, Ash and Josh talk all things i am me, growing up in today’s fast paced world, their own encounters with mental health and why it’s so important for all young people to have access to free tools and support to allow them to take a proactive approach to positive mental health.
We’d love it and be so grateful if you could take a few minutes to give it a listen...
I AM ME SUPPORTS 'MUSIC WITH MEANING' CAMPAIGN
i am me is raising awareness of the 'Music with Meaning' campaign from Music for Mental Wealth. The aim of the campaign is to empower musicians to share their stories and encourage open conversations around mental health.
Check out the latest video...
Music can be a great way to understand and express your feelings, but if it's a career you're passionate about pursuing, it can be full of highs and lows.
Music for Mental Wealth equips people with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to successfully navigate those career highs and lows and make healthy choices that support happier lives.
If you're interested in finding out more, visit musicformentalwealth.com
KICK THE BOREDOM WITH YUAF
i am me supporters, YUAF, who help young people go places through music & mental wellbeing, have launched a series of FREE creative online workshops.
All aimed at kicking the boredom while in lockdown, the sessions range from rap, art, DJ skills and wellbeing.
NEW SEARCH FUNCTION ON THE APP FOR COVID-19 ARTICLES
Now more than ever, we need to support ourselves and invest some time in taking a proactive approach towards our mental health.
We’ve now made it even easier for you to find the articles in particular that will support you at the moment.
All you need to do is search ‘Covid-19’ in the search function, in the articles section on the app and a whole host of articles will appear.
GLOBAL YOUTH AWARDS 2020
We are delighted to share details of The Global Youth Awards 2020!
If you know a young person aged between 11- 25 doing something amazing in the world, then nominate them today!
There are four categories;
Judges are looking for:
Leadership -demonstration of leadership
Innovation- most imaginative project
Change- most impactful project
It's free and simple to enter:
INFLUENTIAL MEMBERS OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY JOIN T-SHIRT DESIGN JUDGING PANEL
We are super excited to announce our panel of judges for the i am me t-shirt design competition.
We are so grateful to Maria, Marie, Alex and Jasmine for supporting i am me and the competition. Thank you!
SLG BRANDS DONATES PRIZE FOR T-SHIRT COMPETITION
We’re very excited to announce that as part of our t-shirt design competition, the winner will not only see their design on the back of the official i am me t shirts, but they will also receive this wonderful Fearne Cotton Happy Place hamper of goodies!
Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place collection; ‘Calm, Energise and Sleep’ is based around the things in life she usually needs help with. A big thank you for the donation of this prize to SLG Brands who created the Happy Place brand with Fearne!
I AM ME ADDED TO CAMHS & MENCAP RESOURCE LIST
We are so proud to say that the i am me app has been added to the list of resources for CAMHS ( Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) in Ireland, and MENCAP (The Royal Mencap Society that works with people with a learning disability).
This means that these brilliant and long standing charitable organisations see the i am me app as a valuable resource in supporting those young people with mental health challenges and learning disabilities.
This is a huge honour and testament to the hard work the very small i am me team do to spread the word and share this resource with as many young people as possible.
NEW STRESS TRACKER CREATED AND TESTED BY YOUNG PEOPLE
The latest update to the app will see a stress tracker go live, allowing young people to keep track of how stressed and anxious they feel.
The tracker will ask questions to determine how they are truly feeling and will offer a series of coping skills and tips to better manage their stress levels.
As always, young people are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why our young advisors, who are a mix of apprentices and students, are currently testing this new feature and are providing feedback to the i am me development team to ensure it’s hitting the mark and provides real value.
I AM ME PARTNERS WITH AGENCY TO REACH UNIVERSITY RESIDENTS UK WIDE
We’re excited to announce that we are working with The Crowd Agency to reach out to over 80 university accommodation managers across 37 cities, providing marketing materials and emails to inform their students of the app.
We can’t wait to see our branding up and being viewed by thousands of students!
A big thank you to the team at The Crowd Agency for their ongoing support and guidance!
We love working with organisations that share the same values as us, and that understand the need and responsibility we all have in helping to shape a more positive and proactive approach to mental health in the minds of the next generation.
I AM ME OFFICIAL
T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE!
The i am me official t-shirts are now available to purchase!
Earlier this year, our t-shirt design competition received over 100 entries from across the U.K, U.S, Israel and Germany.
Our panel of expert judges, which included, fashion designer, Maria Grachvogel, founder of the trend academy, Marie Oakes, jewellery designer, Alex Monroe and wellbeing expert, Jasmine Hemsley picked Becca, age 14, as their winner.
The judges loved Becca’s take on the brief (an insight into the mind of a young person) and thought her design was powerful, hopeful and demonstrated growth and life, whilst also shining a light on the challenges young people face.
The t-shirts are available in the following sizes and are just £9 each, plus £2 for UK postage and packaging.
If you'd like to order a t-shirt, please email us with the size and quantity: . We'll then process and post out your order.
MUSIC WITH MEANING LAUNCH ONLINE MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATING WELLBEING
In association with world suicide prevention day, music with meaning is hosting an online music festival celebrating mental wellbeing.
Taking place on the 10th September 7-9pm, the festival features a diverse line-up of musicians and speakers sharing exclusive personal stories about their love of music.
A BUSY FEW WEEKS FOR THE I AM ME TEAM...
A busy few weeks doing what we love here at i am me... collaborating with like minded individuals who share our passion for supporting the future of young people, finding new ways to help them to become active and engaged in their own future.
We hope to share more details soon, but if you're interested in hearing more about the work we're doing to support young people, drop us a message:
COMMITTEE MEMBERS SHAPE I AM ME APP
The i am me app has had a bit of a makeover and we’re so excited that the updates are now live!
Young people really are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re determined to keep the i am me initiative young person led. That’s why we asked our committee members for their feedback and ideas.
From creating a new homepage and a space for your messages, to adding a wall of inspiration, they told us what they wanted to see on the app, and we’ve made those changes. A big thank you to every young person that gave us feedback and continue to shape the initiative for all young people now and in the future.
We’d love to hear your thoughts too, so check out the app now by downloading it on the App Store / Google Play for free! Just search ‘i am me’.
The app is being used by many schools, colleges, universities and organisations to support the wellbeing of its young people and young talent. This free resource is needed more than ever at the moment.
So it you’d like to find out more, work with us, set up a committee, or support us so we can continue our work in educating, enabling and empowering young people to take a proactive approach to mental health, then we’d love to hear from you: .
JUDGES PICK T-SHIRT DESIGN WINNER!
We’re so excited that our judges for the t-shirt design competition have today chosen a winner!! Congratulations to Becca who is age 14.
The judges loved Becca’s take on the brief and thought her design was powerful, hopeful and demonstrated growth and life, whilst also shining a light on the challenges young people face.
Becca’s design will soon feature on the official i am me t-shirts and we can’t wait to share these with you all soon!
T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION NOW CLOSED!
The i am me t-shirt design competition is now closed!
A big THANK YOU to those that entered. We received over 100 entries from across the UK and even as far reaching as U.S., Israel and Germany. We have been delighted to see so many fantastic entries, with a lot of thought and care going into every single entry. The reasoning behind all of the artwork has been inspiring to read and will continue to help us shape i am me going forward.
Keep an eye out on our Instagram for our next announcement where we'll be announcing who's been shortlisted...
Watch this space!
T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN!
We want you to create an eye-catching design for the back of the i am me official t-shirts. The winner will be chosen by an expert judging panel from the fashion industry and will win a Fearne Cotton Happy Place hamper of goodies!
Find out more >
I AM ME FEATURES ON CHELTENHAM WELLBEING FESTIVAL PODCAST.
We are incredibly excited that the second episode of Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival podcast, 'Live Life Well', features our founder Claire, which is now live!
Give it a listen >
"THIS APP IS LIFE CHANGING"
This recent quote from a young person sums up why we do what we do! ❤️
Many of you may not realise the i am me team do what they do in their spare time, along side full time jobs because we all share the same passion.
We’re determined to spread the i am me message and app, so all young people can feel educated and empowered to take a preventative approach to their mental health.
If you’re a business, get in touch to discuss how you can become part of a national movement that supports the next generation of talent... firstname.lastname@example.org