My Mental Health Passport (MyMHP)
About the Mental Health Passport (MHP)
Who we are
We are a group of empowered and motivated young people, aged 14-25, who have experience of and/or are passionate about mental health issues. We work to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people across the city of Sheffield by campaigning to STAMP out stigma, working with local services to improve them, and getting young people’s voices heard on the issues that affect them!
Our group is called Chilypep’s STAMP group (Support, Think, Act, Motivate, Participate)
The mental health passport was made by us... by young people, for young people!
What is the MHP?
This passport is a way for you to say what you want, in your own words about your mental health. It can only be seen by you unless you decide to share it with someone else. You can fill it in on a computer or smart phone. It can be downloaded (as a PDF) and shown either on your phone, printed, or sent via e-mail. You can write as little or as much as you want because this passport is yours!
We thought it would be good to have a calendar to help remember how things have been, or when things happen. Along with the passport we made an emoji journal. You can choose any emoji to match your day to remind you of how you were feeling or what you were doing.
There is a section where you can find help and advice recommended by the young people of the STAMP group.
My Mental Health Passport has been developed to give young people some control over their own information. STAMP group and other young people we spoke to said they don’t like having to repeat themselves, especially if it’s something that is difficult to talk about. My Mental Health Passport can be used on your first appointment (or any appointment) to help you find the right words to say in a way that you feel comfortable. We also found that it was confusing not knowing what other people know about us, so this was a way to be in control of our information.
We hope that reflecting on how you feel and seeing it written down is a good thing for your wellbeing. This project also proves that young people can make a difference and we hope it inspires you to get involv
ed in making health services better for young people!
How do I access this?
Go to the MyMHP webpage (opens in new window) and click My Passport, you will then be asked to create a FREE account. You will need an email address to create an account.
Once you have created an account you can then create or edit your passport, use the calendar to track how you are feeling and use the MyMHP directory to find more help and advice about mental health.