New Youth Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Project

We are delighted to announce that a consortium bid led by Bromley & Lewisham Mind has been successful in securing funding from the Department of Health’s Volunteering Fund.

The funding of £596,557 over three years will be used to support 14-25 year olds in developing resilience and mental wellbeing. Wellbeing sessions, based around the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’, will be run by trained volunteers who have personal experience of mental health problems. The sessions will be delivered in schools, colleges, youth centres and other venues, helping young people develop mental resilience.

We will be working with the local Minds in Richmond, Harrow and City & Hackney to deliver the project across five diverse London boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham, Richmond, Harrow and Hackney.

“With so many people developing mental health problems during their teenage years, it is really important that young people are equipped with tools and approaches to look after their wellbeing and build their resilience” said Chief Executive, Ben Taylor. “This funding gives us a fantastic opportunity to support young people over the next three years, using the skills of people who have experienced mental health problems to do so.”

Recruitment of the staff to manage the project is underway and recruitment of volunteers will begin in September 2014.

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