In addition to educating professionals on mental illness and empowering youth to better look after their mental health, another key aspect of Generation Next’s work is raising community awareness about the prevention and management of mental illness in young people.

Our objective is to increase mental health literacy in the wider community, tackle the stigma still often associated with mental illness and positively influence individual and community behaviour for improved youth mental health.

To this end, we develop and disseminate resources in relation to specific mental illnesses and maintaining good mental health, engage in targeted and broad social media and communications campaigns, and undertake our own research.