Addressing Adversity was part of the charity YoungMind’s Beyond Adversity campaign in early 2018, which sought to raise awareness of the impact of childhood trauma and adversity of young people's mental health.
They called on the Government, NHS and local authorities to provide better support for children and young people who have experienced trauma and adversity. To spearhead the campaign, a collection of essays and key findings were compiled by YoungMinds and I was approached and commissioned by them to design and illustrate a comprehensive report document to house them.
The resulting 372 page book was funded by NHS Health Education England and made available in print and as an e-book online through the YoungMinds website.
Key facts, represented by bright and engaging infographics helped to succinctly outline the impact that adverse experiences have on young people – and also explored potential ways to address the issues that arise from such adversity.
The book and supporting graphics were launched at a special gathering at the House of Parliament in February 2018 to much success, raising awareness of key issues to an audience of influential figure and policy-makers.
You can find out more about the project and read and download the whole Addressing Adversity e-book here.