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Tackle It is Derby County Community Trust’s wellbeing programme (early-intervention) for young males aged 12-17 who are struggling with their mental wellbeing.

The sessions aim to give participants a ‘safe space’ to chat, socialise and take part in fun activities. The aim is to keep a relaxed atmosphere where people can meet others who may be experiencing similar challenges.

Tackle It is part of our wider Winning Minds project, supporting youth mental health and social action.

Participants get the opportunity to take part in various activities, including video games, table tennis and healthy cooking.

Please note we offer a maximum of 12 months support for children and young people accessing these programmes.


Tuesdays, Derwent Family Youth and Community Centre, DE21 6BD, 6.00-7.30pm

Please register using the form below before attending your first session. Participants should be aged between 12 and 17.

For more information please fill in the form below or contact Matt Deacon, Health Team Leader, [email protected]

Session Feedback

“Tackle It gives me the opportunity to get out of the house and talk to new people. It also allows me to make new friends and have some fun.”

“It helps me do things I enjoy whilst also learning new things. It has help me improve my social skills and talk to people. The group leaders are always there for us.”

“I have made new friends out of this group that I get to see weekly. I don’t get out the house much so coming here helps.”

“The session really helps me relax. I get to come here every week and try new things.”

“The session helps my mental health improve.”

"Tackle It really helps my son with his confidence, which has been a huge benefit for him academically. Spending time at Tackle It has shown my son that he can have fun without a console and I can’t thank the Tackle It team enough, they have helped my son in so many ways and have been supportive in every aspect of his life. The sessions have also helped my son and I communicate better."

Melissa, parent of Tackle It participant
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For more information please fill in this form or contact Morgan Stanley, Wellbeing Officer, [email protected].

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