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Richmond Borough Mind has been awarded funding from the Department of Health’s Volunteering Fund to support 14-25 year-olds to develop resilience and mental wellbeing.
The funding of £596,557 (shared over three years and four boroughs) will deliver wellbeing sessions, based around the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’, and will be run by trained volunteers who have personal experience of mental health problems. The sessions will be delivered in schools, colleges, youth centres and other venues, helping young people develop mental resilience.
Richmond Borough Mind will be sharing funding and working with local Minds to deliver the project across five diverse London boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham, Richmond, Harrow and Hackney.
Minister for Care and Support Norman Lamb said: “These projects play a crucial role in supporting people, their families and carers. They are examples of just some of the excellent and innovative work going on throughout the country in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector – all of which help to create and support strong and resilient communities.”
Richmond Borough Mind Chief Executive, Val Farmer, said: “It’s so important to start conversations and education about mental health at an early stage. Problems detected early can prevent much more serious issues later in life, as we see in some adults in our services. We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with young people in Richmond.”
Recruitment of the staff to manage the project is underway and recruitment of volunteers will begin in September 2014.
30 May 2018
The June/July edition of Richmond Borough Mind's newsletter, What's On, is now available to download.
29 May 2018
The South West London Health and Care Partnership is developing a proposal to test new ways to support people with diabetes across south west London and would like the opinions of people with diabetes to help design the project.
25 May 2018
As you may be aware the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect today. At Richmond Borough Mind, we want everyone who comes to us for support, or supports us, to feel confident about how their personal information will be looked after or used when shared with us.