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Mental Health support for young people aged 11-25

by Jayne Bristow in Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom

£5,000

£10,000 stretch target 1 day left
100% 145 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th June 2021 at 12:00pm

With the covid crisis there has been a tsunami of mental health problems in young people. We want to offer a mentoring service to support.

by Jayne Bristow in Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We will use extra funding to help more young people.


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As a charity YPI has been successfully delivering community based support to young people, parents and families for the past 20 years. We provide free mental health and well-being support to young people aged 11 to 25 years old through a range of interventions including 1-to-1 counselling sessions our goal is to equip these young people with the building blocks and tools they need to cope with mental health issues and to go on to lead a full life. Without intervention many of these children go on to commit crimes, suicide or become socially isolated.  We want to offer a mentoring service to help young people with mental health issues, provide them with a positive role model, help them become involved in social groups and expand their support network and work with schools, colleges and employers to set things in place to help young people succeed.

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Key facts 

  • One in four young people suffer from mental health issues.

  • Mental health conditions account for 16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10–19 years. 

  • Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated. 

  • Globally, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents. 

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15-19-year-olds. 

  • The consequences of not addressing adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults. 

Our goal is early intervention and to empower these young people to have the tools and strategies they need. Metal Health issues are now becoming more widely accepted but the resources that are needed to cope with these are not in place. We would love to be able to see all our young people within a month but need your help

£25 will offer a young person a session to change mental health issues and £250 will take a young person through the complete course.

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We currently only offer a mentoring service to young parents but have been so successful in this we want to offer mentoring to more young people before mental health issues become established and we currently have no funding for this. This project will enable us to expand this service.

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Let's make 'Mental Health support for young people aged 11-25' happen

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