'Now & Beyond' mental health festival for schools

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'Now & Beyond' mental health festival for schools

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Project by Jonny Benjamin

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We want to ensure that all young people, their teachers and families get the mental health support they need in a timely & effective manner.

You can help young people, their teachers and families get the mental health support they need in a timely and effective manner

On Wednesday 3rd February 2021 Beyond and Inside Out Day will host the UK’s first ever mental health and wellbeing festival for primary and secondary schools. 

Your gift can help reach as many schoolchildren across the UK as possible by facilitating free virtual sessions between schools and local mental health and wellbeing hosts. 

So far we have over 700 schools signed up to the festival from the Shetlands to the Channel Islands and more than 200 sessions hosts!

The schools will choose from a list of hosts in their local area depending on their greatest needs. We are recruiting a volunteer army of qualified and vetted child & adolescent mental health professionals, speakers and wellness teachers spanning art therapy, educational psychologists, school counsellors, music therapists, yoga and mindfulness teachers and many, many more.

On the day students and teachers will be asked to wear an item of clothing inside out to remind us to be kind to others - how we look on the outside is not always how we are feeling on the inside. Downloadable school resources to support the day are available in advance.

In order to achieve our goal of reaching as many young people, teachers, and families as possible we are looking to fundraise so that we can provide long-term support to schools beyond the festival day itself. 

75% of young people with mental health issues do not get the help they require according to The Children's Society. With your support we want to change this and ensure that all youngsters have access to both the prevention and treatment  that they need for their wellbeing within our schools.

A donation of £50 could help fund the marketing and technology the festival needs to reach as many schools as possible. Your donations could also help us to establish long-term support for those school: £100 could fund a 1:1 therapy session, £500 could fund 5 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service sessions!

The future of young people’s mental health is in our hands.

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