Many of the young people helped by The Prince's Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.
The Trust's programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.
The partnership with the Berkeley Foundation focuses on the Fairbridge programme, which helps build young people's confidence and motivation, including supporting them with mental health concerns. The programme combines group activities, opportunities, experiences, outdoor learning and one-to-one support to help young people gain the personal, social and life skills needed to stabilise their circumstances. These young people are then supported to move onto another Prince's Trust programme, into education, an apprenticeship, training, volunteering or employment.
Our partnership will enable The Prince's Trust, working in close collaboration with two local Mind branches, to introduce one-to-one counselling and peer support for 36 of these young people in their Poplar and Kennington centres. It also aims to equip the Fairbridge staff with the confidence and language to support young people with mental health barriers through bespoke training.