Wellbeing and mental health programmes

The mental health needs of young people are increasing rapidly. 1 in 6 young people aged 7-16 face a mental health problem.

We must provide support to improve their wellbeing.

Our wellbeing and mental health programmes provide emotional wellbeing support and social prescribing activities for young people. Our programmes act as a key contributor to improving young people’s mental health and wellbeing, developing key skills and helping to build relationships.

Our services are vital as we can provide many different activities for young people to participate in.

Often, when young people start attending our sessions, they live complex, chaotic lives due to past trauma or current mental health needs. Our activities and one-to-one sessions build trust and help young people develop the confidence and skills to look after themselves and improve their wellbeing.

Once these essential foundations are in place, young people have greater stability and can start to explore interests and look to the future.

Our activities include the following:

  • Wellbeing support: one-to-one and group activities, including mental health support, teambuilding, entrepreneurial skills, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts.
  • Participating in fun social sessions to improve mental health and develop friendships, including arts and crafts, bowling, cycling, walks, and watersports.
  • Life skills activities: including cooking, budgeting, money management, travel training, healthy lifestyles –all skills young people need to live independently.
  • Volunteering and Social Action projects to gain new skills, learn more about their community and make new friends.

“GMYN have helped my mental health… I feel happy. GMYN is something to look forward to every week and I’ve learned new things. In future, I want to get a job or go to university, but I want to keep coming to GMYN to improve my life skills”

Young person in Trafford benefitting from our wellbeing sessions

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