This short film was created by Doorway young people to highlight Mental Health Issues, available at

Doorway Young people receive support and advice to help them cope with emotional and mental health issues. Doorway also offer a variety of sessions, projects and activities that encourage young people to get involved and help to improve mental wellbeing using the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' produced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) on behalf of Foresight (2008). 


Doorway have a variety of sessions, projects and other activities such as Young People's Group (YPG) that help young people to connect with others and be part of the wider community. YPG meet regularly to encourage participation in meetings or activities that connect young people, increasing inclusion, self-esteem, confidence, motivation and engagement. 

Be Active

Young people can get involved in football, walking, the garden project or other activities that promote physical health and wellbeing. 

Take notice/Be Mindful

The Community Garden is the perfect way for young people to use mindfulness to improve their mental wellbeing. The Garden Project aims to provide young people with skills to grow their own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. The garden helps young people to relax and distracts the mind away from negative emotions. 

Doorway Cooking Sessions and Crafts Project are also other ways that young people can use mindfulness to improve their mental wellbeing. 

Keep Learning

Doorway offer various training courses such as Jobwise and Lifewise for young people to keep learning and develop independent living skills. The young people can achieve AQA accreditations in a variety of topics that provide young people with skills to improve confidence, employability, finances and mental and physical health and wellbeing. 


There are plenty of opportunities for young people to give their time and get involved. Doorway hold various fundraising events and meetings and encourage our young people to give their time and get involved with positive activities.  

Useful Information

Doorway offer Lifewise modules that benefit young people with anger or stress related issues such as Anger Management and Emotional Awareness: Stress and Coping with Change.  

Sycamore Counselling offer free Anger Awareness sessions to explore how anger affects you. They are group sessions and there is an opportunity to have free counselling sessions on completion of group sessions.

There are also many Websites that provide useful information, advice and support on a wide range of mental health issues.  

Here are just a few good links: