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Mansfield Gets Active

by Neil MacLaren in Mansfield, England, United Kingdom

Mansfield Gets Active
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To engage homeless young people in Mansfield to adopt healthier lifestyles through outward bound, sports and conservation activities.

by Neil MacLaren in Mansfield, England, United Kingdom

We are passionate about inspiring and empowering young people to be the change needed in their community. This particular project will help young homeless people in Mansfield and the surrounding area to develop more active and constructive lifestyles through sport and physical activity, and nurture their respect and commitment to the environment through a range of outdoor educatonal activities.

Young people - especially those that are homeless - sometimes struggle with their mental health, which is further exacerbated through substance misuse, sleeping rough or a host of other issues. Our experience and consultation with these young people shows that the earlier we can help them to tackle these issues, the better chance they will have to re-enter education, training and employment and contribute positively to their communities.

Taking part in sport and outdoor education will also help them to develop life skills most of us take for granted but which they are sadly lacking, such as confidence, self-esteem, team working and leadership. Indeed, if we are honest about empowering young people to grow into tomorrow's leaders, we need to be working together to influence this change and help them to grow.

Please help us in to support these young people and reduce homelessness in Nottinghamshire!

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