Raising awareness of mental health
Our funding supports essential mental health counselling through North Staffs Mind for young learners and apprentices.
Counselling sessions are tailored to each young person, providing a confidential and impartial space where they can be listened to and explore the issues that are concerning them.
The sessions promote healthy coping strategies that could help young people to manage whatever issues are causing problems for them. The partnership with North Staffs Mind helps 16-18 year olds build resilience and strength of character to help them become happier and more settled both in college and their personal lives.
Challenging hate crime
We work with Challenge North Staffs to provide awareness about hate crime and disability to improve the respect of different faiths, gender and sexuality amongst young people.
The majority of mental health anxiety and depression comes from peer bullying and cyber-bullying. Supporting young people to understand different values and beliefs provides them with confidence and strategies to improve their wellbeing and mental health.
Using technology to improve mental health
Understanding the influence of technology on mental health is crucial in today’s world. Therefore, our programmes use IT and wellbeing to bring people together. Group sessions that cross over different generations help to increase confidence and reduce social isolation. Seeing a friendly face, or being able to speak to a colleague supports the key elements of positive mental health.