We have identified that there is a significant lack of support for the mental wellbeing of young people across our community, and communities nationwide.
According to Young Minds (2019), there is a mental health crisis for children and young people as one in eight children and young people have a diagnosable mental health condition but at the moment, the NHS is only able to support about one third of those in need.
These findings support the need for mental health support for young people and we are looking to help bridge the gap for young people who currently aren’t receiving support from CAMHS.
Winning Minds will engage children and young people through a leadership and community development programme. This will aim to develop their sports leadership skills and empower them to increase personal skills such as confidence and self-esteem whilst also having a lasting and significant impact on the local community.
The project aims to engage participants who will undertake accredited leadership qualifications, complete the Winning Minds Developmental Programme (reflection diary and sessions) and be provided with volunteering opportunities. Participants will also take on their own social action projects within their local communities to advocate the power of the youth voice on issues including: anti-bullying, LGBTQ+ awareness, mental health awareness and anti-racism.
For more information on the Winning Minds programme please contact [email protected].
We also have a bespoke school-based Winning Minds programme, for more information on this please contact jacob.o’[email protected].