The shape of mental health to come

Hello! Kailo is an initiative committed to addressing the root causes of young people’s mental health, in the places they live.

Through research, design and collaboration we’re discovering opportunities for change. We are initially developing the approach with partners in Newham (East London), and in Northern Devon.

Rooted in community

Kailo is grounded in local communities. By holding young people and communities at the heart of everything we do, we can better understand and work together to design a better future. 

Digging beneath the surface

What’s really affecting young people’s mental health? Through in-depth participatory research and with young people and by taking a ‘systems’ view, we’ll explore the whole picture: from the issues people face to the changes that can be made.

the ground

We know that young people have very different experiences of mental health, and some face more challenges or adversity than others. Kailo is committed to surfacing and actively addressing inequalities in young people’s mental health.

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Mental health challenges can’t be solved alone, if you want to get involved in any of our activities – or if you’re curious about what we’re up to right now
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