We are a not for profit, community interest company, navigating young people aged 16 – 30 and beyond to better mental health through journalism, signposting, therapy and Mental Health First Aid training. Our team is made up of industry leading mental health researchers, BACP accredited psychotherapists, journalists and Mental Health First Aid instructors.
Our innovative approach to helping individuals and organisations access mental health support is informed by our team’s lived experience and a three year research project supported by the NHS, Liverpool John Moores University, service users and scientists.
Our latest research into current online mental health provisions showed a staggering 88.5% of students at Liverpool John Moores University felt there were not enough online provisions available. 37% rated the support they encountered as ‘poor’ and 43% responded it was ‘ok’. To also help us uncover the mental health needs of young people we run workshops at organisations including the NHS, Merseyside Youth Association, Edge Hill University and The National Citizens Service. Out of that was born our ‘World of Wellbeing’ concept. A holistic approach where in our resources section exercise, nutrition, employment and money support is provided alongside a map with all the free mental health services in your locality.
By aligning action with awareness, we’re promoting a New Normal, where people can talk openly about their emotions, as comfortably as they’d talk about last night’s game or the latest TV series. In these fractured times, our expert writers and photographers are exploring stories around the thing that unites us all – mental health. Good or bad, we all have it.
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