The Diverse Young Somerset (DYS) project is created by and for young people in ethnic minority communities here in Somerset. A newly established group with the aim to research the correlation between mental health, education and discrimination.
The core group of young people will create the questionnaire, plan and stage the research.
The questionnaire will be released in September and the result will be reported with recommendations for the local authorities, organizations, and institutions dealing with young people from an ethnic minority community. Every person that completes the survey has a chance to win£50,£30 and£20 (draw). It is an important piece of work as young people from ethnic minority groups in Somerset were never asked about their experience of discrimination related to education and mental health.
The research could give us a better understanding of the current condition of mental health services and education providers in relation to young people from the ethnic minority community.