Want to change how your school talks about mental health and support it offers you? Become a #ChangeMaker today.

With guidance and support from us, together we can improve how your school talks about mental health and how you can support your peers.

Discover more about what you will be doing as a Change Maker, with Mind of the Student below.

What’s involved?

MOTS Change Makers are made up of a dynamic community of young people committed to transforming the conversation around mental health in and outside of school.

1. Young Listeners Training

Change Makers are invited to complete our Young Listeners course, which enables improved conversation on mental health, and support in and outside of school.

You do not need to have lived experience to become a Change Maker, just a passion for the improvement of mental health in school and outside of school.

2. Become a ‘Stigma Challenger’

As a Change Maker, you will actively contribute to breaking down stigma surrounding mental health.

This can include engaging in meaningful conversations, challenge stereotypes, and participate in MOTS programmes aimed at tackling the stigma attached to mental health topics within your school.

3. Change Maker Blogger

Your voice matters. MOTS Change Makers have the unique opportunity to share their perspectives and personal stories through blog posts.

By doing so, you will be supporting the conversations around mental health and will have a space to speak up about topics that matter to you.

4. Mind Matters in School Podcast

In 2024, MOTS is launching a podcast featuring our Change Makers.

This exciting platform will provide a space for open discussions on current mental health topics, amplifying the voices of young people and raising a greater understanding of the challenges students in secondary school face.

Request to feature on our podcast here

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any more questions about our Change Makers, please contact us.

How old do I have to be to join?

You must be aged between 11 and 16 to join the Change Makers.

If you are between 16 and 24, why not join our Youth Committee instead.

What are the follow on sessions?

As part of your mental health training programme you will be invited to join one of our remote follow on sessions, more details of this will be sent to you in your welcome pack.

Can anyone join the Change Makers?

Your school must be enrolled onto the MOTS School Mental Health Programme. If you are unsure your school is part of the MOTS programme, please speak to a teacher.

“Since becoming a Change Maker, my school has improved it’s support for my friends and their mental health. Thank you MOTS”

Emily Green, Year 8 Student

Register to the Change Makers

Please email us below and include the subject line ‘Change Makers’ along with a brief description of why you would like to join.