In February 2017 CAMHS in Hampshire (Sussex Partnership NHS) and Hampshire Cultural Trust worked in partnership on Behind the Lens; a project to work with young people to explore their identity and well-being through photography.
Life can be hard for us all, but some people have more complex issues to deal with than others. We wanted to understand the experiences of young people who are more vulnerable than most; to hear their ideas about mental health, work in a creative way to open discussions, enable them to share their views and showcase their work to benefit other people.
We hope you find the photographs thought-provoking.
Artwork by young people from New Forest Young Carers, working at Forest Arts Centre in New Milton:
Artwork by young people from Step by Step Homeless Charity, as well as young people directly known to CAMHS, working at West End Centre in Aldershot:
This project was part of the SAFE Campaign (Suicide Awareness for Everyone), run by Hampshire CAMHS.