Building Connectedness: Young People

From Surviving to Thriving

Aimee Louise Carton is one of Ireland’s leading wellbeing advocates and has been recognised as launching a “digital mental health revolution” in Europe.  Following a suicide attempt, she has used her pain and recovery to found Europes fastest growing wellness platform KeepAppy, the wellness app that acts as a gym for your mental health.  She uses her mental health journey to connect and empower individuals, providing a truly authentic experience with her powerful talks.


“Reuben’s Story” by Reuben Hester, Singer songwriter

Singer Songwriter Reuben Hester, who plays the guitar, piano and cello, moved to Manchester from a small village in Ireland after leaving school at the age of 16 with the intention of making music. In this talk Reuben describes his rise to fame.  Last October he showcased his talents on the Little Mix “The Search” show on BBC1 which aims to create the next big group, put together by the worlds biggest girl band, Little Mix.  He presented an original song ; his debut single “Sold My Soul”. He had written this song in memory of his father Kevin, who sadly passed away last year following a drug overdose, at the age of 55.  In this talk, Reuben describes the impact his father’s addiction had on him.


Minding Your Mind

Skye is 20 years old, and has been an advocate and public speaker on mental health for the past few years.  Skye loves putting a smile on people’s faces and personally knows what it’s like to struggle with mental health issues and poor self-esteem. Skye hopes that her talk will help to inspire you and that you can take something helpful from it.


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