This two-year project aims to deliver sessional activities for young men aged 14-17 years, who are at risk of mental health issues and living in Wigton, a market town in Cumbria. The project aims to give these individuals the opportunity to express their feelings, thoughts and fears around mental health. This will be done by looking at trigger points, signs of depression, the value of talking and sharing problems.
The overall aim is to help young people develop their emotional resilience. Activities will include producing artwork and engaging in other positive activities, which promote conversations around the topic of mental health. Laptops used within the sessions will also enable young people with no computer access at home to seek online support.
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