YAM – Youth Aware of Mental Health
YAM is a universal evidence-based mental health promotion program for 14 – 16 year olds.
In YAM, youth are considered experts of their own mental health and their voices and experiences take centre stage. Role-play offers the possibility to think about experiences of the past, present and future inviting different forms of action. No specific set of skills or rule-based discipline to promote mental health is offered. Instead, youth are invited to reflect by comparing, explaining and evaluating their actions or reactions. The tools of reflection acquired in YAM are intended to have a continuing effect over time. YAM also provides the youth with a resource guide of local health resources as well as different organizations who work with youth in the community.