The Improving Youth Mental Health funding programme supports the improved mental health, wellbeing and resilience of young people aged 11-18.
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.
We have worked with six organisations over two years 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.
This is a one-off programme and all funding has now been allocated. There are no current plans to make any further grants under this programme.