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.
Our partnership with the Prince's Trust supports unemployed young people to access mental health support within the Trust's London centres.
The partnership supports young people with mental health challenges in both Poplar and Kennington. It also trains front line Prince's Trust staff, equipping them with vital wellbeing and resilience skills.
One-to-one counselling and group sessions are delivered by Mind, the mental health charity, making high quality support accessible to young people who may not normally consider using mental health services. The aim of the project is to increase young people's chances of moving into, and staying in employment or further education. The project has supported over 120 young people through one-to-one counselling.
Of the young people who went through the Trusts' programmes in 2018, 75% moved onto education, employment, or training. The project has also improved mental wellbeing of young people through fitness-based training and group support sessions.