Round table discussions with MAD
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:13 by Emily Wade
At MAD Birmingham, we make it our mission to provide each young person with the understanding of how crime and anti-social behaviour can lead to consequences. We also promote social inclusion and community cohesion. The team will always support the young people and guide them in the direction to the more positive opportunities in life.
One way we do this is by discussing the real life examples shown on YouTube videos and documentaries. The topics of discussion include things like, crime, gang culture, knife crime and more sensitive subjects such as Mental Wellbeing and Pressure.
Below are a few quotes from our Mental Wellbeing round table discussion...
"Only emotion you feel is Sadness or no emotion at all"
" Some people turn to Drink and Drugs"
"When you get depressed its because nothing good is happening and then you have thoughts of around suicide"
A young person also commented on how the MAD sessions help the young people keep away from the streets...
"It's a thing that helps the youth to stay away from trouble, so the couple of days we be there gives us something and activities to do that will keep our mind away from trouble"
If you know of any young person/s who would be interested in this, please contact us and refer them to us!
Please visit our Instagram page here to see an example of a YouTube clip we showed the young people about crime and gang culture at our Perry Barr session in Holford Drive Sports Hub.