Elise Knutsen

@ Y-Global Norway

Elise Knutsen is from the Y-Global of Norway and has been active in YMCA in many ways for 13 years. Currently a YMCA exchange participant in Kenya as part of Young Advocates for Change, Elise has many interests, but the biggest one of all is mental health.

Using her background in trauma, mental health, and gender-based violence to guide her, Elise initiated a mental health club in Kenya to raise awareness and reduce stigma. She will share about how the programme is running, as well as how she plans to grow her resources and bring more attention to this important issue.