Help us raise £5000 to support young people with mental illnesses.

In Kent, 50% of lifetime mental illness (except dementia) begins by the age of 14 and 75% begins by the age of 24.

Reachout Youth Appeal at Mental Health ResourceMental Health Resource's "Reachout Youth" groups are for anyone aged 13-19 who has an emotional and mental wellbeing need. Our groups bring together young people so they can develop coping strategies, build confidence and self-esteem, widen aspirations and make new friends.

In 2018-2019, our Reachout Youth groups supported 47 young people and their families. From 2019-2020, we expect to see 70.

These young people tend to have low self-confidence and most have limited social support
networks outside of their immediate family. They face many challenges, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Self-harming
  • Stress about relationships and exams
  • Bereavement and
  • Broken family relationships.

People like "Amy" who, because of issues at home and school, struggles with her anger but cannot access any other local service to help. At Reachout Youth, Amy is given the tools to learn different approaches to conflict scenarios, like bullying and the opportunity to release her built up anger and frustration through arts and crafts activities. 

Reachout Youth has helped me talk about things I don’t want to tell my school, therapist or parents about". Amy

But we can only continue these groups with your support!

We need to raise £5000 & any money raised will directly go towards:

  • art & crafts materials (including painting, slime, salt dough & biscuit decorating) 
  • information & peer support sessions (on topics including sex and drugs, bullying and future aspirations)
  • yoga
  • signposting advice
  • guest speakers

Please help us by making a donation today. Thank you.  

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