OpenMinds is a student-led intervention, providing mental health education to school students by training medical students to deliver workshops in local schools.
We aim to:
If you are interested in taking part in OpenMinds or having an OpenMinds group provide mental health education in your school, then click here. We currently have groups at:
King’s College London
Imperial College London
We believe that providing school students with mental health education will improve mental health-seeking behaviours and reduce stigma arising from ignorance. We believe that exposing first year medical students to mental health education will have a positive influence on their later career choices and contribute to an improvement in the profile of psychiatry as a medical speciality.
OpenMinds is student-led and sustainable. Our workshops are creative, flexible and original. The simplicity of our implementation allows OpenMinds to be low cost, and easy to set up and run. Our approach can be replicated in virtually any university, addressing the shortage of mental health education in schools and universities.
We are grateful for support from the: