The Improving youth mental health funding round was aimed at programmes supporting the improved mental health, wellbeing and resilience of young people aged 11-18 in the communities in which we work.
Adolescence is a time of rapid change and development -physically, socially and emotionally. Many young people will also experience changes in their mental health during this period: 50% of mental health issues are established by age 14 and75% by age 24. Despite this, just a quarter of young people with a mental health issue get the right professional help.
This funding round aimed to engage young people who have an increased risk of developing a mental health issue, and those who are experiencing early symptoms, in activities which will promote positive mental health. We want to prevent young people developing serious mental health issues, and give them the tools and resilience to cope and to thrive.