I have just spent a day and a half at a conference – Resilient Young Minds – with a group of amazing people who are all looking to share a really simple truth: No-one is Broken.
Really? I hear you say (well, actually if you have read my blogs before you should already know this 😉)
Over the course of the event a number of people spoke to this truth, different perspectives and experiences, same truth: No-one is Broken.
As the title of the event suggests, we were talking about how to share this truth with young people.
I was blown away by the young people who attended the event, from a local school, to share their understanding and what they have seen whilst being in this conversation. I cannot put into words how much it touched me to see these students stand on a stage, in front of a room full of adults and tell us the truth as they see it….
Mental health is an issue we need to talk about more (fortunately I think most of us had already seen that…score 1 for the adults 😉)
We need to give young people a voice
Pointing them to their own wisdom is the key
We are all human and No-one is Broken
I have heard many people ask “If we are not broken, they why share this, why do this work?” – great question, right.
What I was reminded of again over these last two days was how amazing it is to share this understanding. Not because someone is broken but because we can feel broken, we can fool ourselves and each other, innocently, that we are. And being in this conversation, sharing what we see, just points us back to three simple things:
No-one is broken
No-one needs fixing
You are perfect as you are
What an amazing event and I cannot wait to see what comes from this space of inspiration!