It's important for young people to be able to influence mental health decision-making because they know more about it first hand as they are living though the pressures that young people go through. They are well placed to advise the older generations on what is good and bad.
MH:2K is important because it involves young people who can see the issues first hand, so are arguably better placed to help solve them. By being involved I have gained more of a voice because I've learned to share my views in a group as well as present in the roadshow. Youth mental health is an important topic and it often leads to many issues in adult life so dealing with it at youth level will decrease issues amongst adults.