This week (18 – 24 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week; a chance to raise awareness of different topics, share ways that we can better look after our mental health, and highlight the great work of organisations across the country.
How we are supporting young people
Since lockdown first began two months ago, Young Bristol has adapted and diversified how we work to ensure that we are reaching the most vulnerable young people who access our programmes. From providing daily online activities for young people to access, to our youth workers running our Virtual Youth Clubs every week; our team have continued to explore ways that we can continue to support young people, without the vital face-to-face support that they are used to accessing.
We are very much aware of the impact that lockdown is having on so many young people , and how for the most vulnerable families that we work with our support is now more important than ever before.
Last month, our team identified 23 families across Bristol who access our Community Youth Clubs, who would greatly benefit from the support of our creative, sport and educational packs.
Thanks to funding from Severnside Community Rail Partnership & CrossCountry Trains, Young Bristol were able to deliver packs to a further 27 families this week. This fantastic support has provided these families with internet access for the young people to access our services, as well as their school resources. The packs also include creative and sports equipment which will support the young people to explore their ideas and release their energy whilst at home.