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
Celebrating 10 years of Realise support with Nicola Hudson
Back in 2009, Nicola Hudson became the first apprentice to receive support from Realise charity. Here she talks about her full-circle journey and the impact Realise charity has had on her career.
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.
17 year old Dave Thomas, was struggling to get to work and back living 40 minutes from his place of work. After a request was put forward to Realise charity, Dave got sorted with a new bike and helmet to help ease his journey!
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