Tanisha Diggikar, Youth and Schools Service Lead
07827 491 325
Reach is a series of three courses for young people (aged 14-18). Each course provides support for young people who are struggling with a particular aspect of their mental health. The three courses cover Anger Awareness, Anxiety Management, and Low Mood and Self-esteem. The focus is on providing young people with the tools and knowledge to help support themselves and develop healthy ways to manage their difficulties.
The courses will take place outside of school hours (currently online). Each course will run for one hour a week over a four-week period.
You can find out more about Reach and download a referral form here.
Youth Peer Mentoring
We can offer young people the opportunity to train as peer mentors, or to have a peer mentor. Our youth peer mentoring will provide long-term focused interventions to support young people to build their confidence and make positive changes to their lives. We support schools and youth groups to identify and refer young people experiencing low mood, confidence or self-esteem, and we will support these individuals to overcome these issues and reduce isolation and loneliness.
You can find out more about our Youth Peer Mentoring programme here.
School Workshops and Assemblies
We run a series of workshops and assemblies dealing with mental wellbeing issues for both primary and secondary schools in the borough. Details about our current workshops and assemblies can be found here.
We are always happy to specifically design something to meet your requirements. If you are interested in Richmond Borough Mind coming into your school to deliver a workshop or assembly please contact:
Karen Ali – Schools Liaison Officer
07795 386 703
Workshops for Parents
As a parent we often find ourselves ill-equipped when it comes to dealing with, or even being aware of, our child’s or young person’s mental wellbeing. In order to help them, we first need an understanding ourselves of what we mean by mental health. Second, the tools to help our young person with any emotional difficulties.
These two complimentary workshops offer some useful insights, guidance and tips on understanding mental health and ways you can help your child.
Youth Service support and information guide
For more information and contact details of the youth service support we provide, as well as support offered by other services take a look at our guide here.