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.
“It felt like you care, you listen and you make me feel at ease. I always feel better after I’ve been in to see you”.
Miss A, 17, studying towards an apprenticeship
Who we work with
How we’ve helped
young people have accessed 1-2-1 support over the past six months
young people have accessed crucial advice and counselling sessions
60 minute session provides young people with the time to open up
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Who we help
Who we help
A helping hand from Realise charity
17-year-old Josh Botham, sadly got his beloved moped stolen from outside his house. This massively restricted him being able to travel to and from his workplace, relying on family members and public transport. Realise charity stepped in and gifted Josh a moped.
Finding a support network thanks to Realise charity
A single mum in the local area had lost her business and was suffering from mental health problems. Realise charity stepped in alongside other local charities in the area to help provide school uniform, bedding and money to buy daily essentials.
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