Through youth work, mentoring and helplines we can help give young people the support they need to be able to recognise when they need help and then seek it.
Next is to find young people who are struggling with their mental health and assist them in finding appropriate support and professional help.
Finally we are mentoring young people we deem at risk of developing mental health conditions and helping them stay mentally healthy.
Three Times You May Need Our Help
The problem is mental health has a stigma attached to it. We look at mental health as a spectrum; some have good mental health, others bad, most of us in the middle somewhere!
But when may you need to chat to us?
I'm Struggling With My Mental Health At The Moment
You’re absolutely not alone. In 2 ways; 1 in 5 young people are struggling with their mental health right now, and because we’re there for you.
I Live / Work / Study With Someone Who Is Struggling
If you are close to or supporting someone who is struggling with their mental health, don’t underestimate the impact it can have on you. We’re here to chat to you too, even if it’s just a casual coffee.
I Feel Fine But Would Like To Learn More For The Future
We have links with organisations who offer formal training, regular talks and training sessions going on. We are only a small team so the more people we empower, the more people we help.
Some Facts About Mental Health
of young people have a diagnosable mental health condition at any given time *
of mental health problems are established by the age of 14 **
of young people have self harmed by the age of 15 ***
* Caring for children and adolescents with mental disorders: setting WHO directions. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2003.
** Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, 2002.
*** Deliberate self harm in adolescents: self report survey in schools in England, 2005.