Young people in Glasgow are being invited to become a part of a nationwide programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination.

See Me Scotland has now opened applications for 16 to 18-year-olds who are looking to help make a difference by volunteering in school and youth work settings.

Glasgow Times: Pictured: See Me volunteer Kristi McCann with Prince WilliamPictured: See Me volunteer Kristi McCann with Prince William

Kristi McCann, 20, has been a See Me volunteer for over four years.

In that time she has delivered workshops, been involved in projects which have made it into the news, and met the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, to discuss youth mental health.

She said: “Volunteering with See Me gave me a whole new boost of confidence. Before, I was shy and not very outgoing but See Me helped me with that. They have given me opportunities that I would have never got the chance to have.

“See Me isn’t just a volunteering opportunity. It’s an opportunity for you to grow as a person. I joined straight out of school at 16 and I would not change it for the world.”

New volunteers will be given a chance to take part in a range of projects both in-person and remotely from speaking at events to sharing their stories on social media.

Joining See Me will also count towards volunteering hours for programmes like the Duke of Edinburgh Award or Saltire Award.

See Me’s project officer for young people Claire Jennings said: “Our volunteers bring so much to See Me, and I’m really excited to get some fresh voices involved in the programme.

“Our work in schools and in youth work settings really comes to life when our volunteers get involved, and they make sure that the work we do really reflects their experiences.

“If you’re passionate about making a difference, and want to use your skills and interests to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination, we’d love to hear from you.”

For more information on how to become a See Me volunteer click here.

Applications are open until 12pm on July 6.