Mental Health Awareness Week: How we are supporting young people

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.

“The young people were really missing coming to Youth Club but were buzzing about the activities they could now do using the packs!”

We would like to say a big thank you to Severnside Community Rail Partnership & CrossCountry Trains for their vital support towards this initiative.

What we do

Young Bristol has been supporting young people for over 90 years; with our programmes providing vital support at an early intervention to to prevent problems affecting young people developing to a critical point.

Each of our programmes offer young people the opportunity to explore their thinking and ideas, as well as building on their skills and resilience. We aim to provide safe, fun, and supportive community spaces where we help young people to be healthy, confident, responsible, resilient and successful. 

During #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we have been highlighting how our programmes have been supporting the development of young people that we work with, from the age of 8 – 24.

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

How we support young people in Bristol!

Our mental health is so important. Young Bristol’s Creative Team actively work with our Youth Clubs to support young people to…
💚 Express themselves + their ideas
💚 Explore theirs + others thoughts + opinions
💚 Develop new-found talents + qualifications

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Our mental health is so important, it is vital we take a break to do the things that we are passionate about and make us smile.

Kayak Club provides young people the chance to learn new skills + meet new people, whilst improving their physical fitness.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn; as we share more updates throughout the week.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness. Have a think about ways that you can be more kind to yourself and others!

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