Celebrating support for mental health projects in Children’s Mental Health Week
As part of Children’s Mental Health Week Maudsley Charity is highlighting three projects we are funding that support children and young people’s mental health.
As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, Maudsley Charity is highlighting three projects we are funding that support children and young people’s mental health. According to figures from Place2Be 55 percent of children and young people in the UK face barriers in accessing Mental Health support.
The Croydon Talk Bus travels around Croydon, providing a safe space where children and young people and their families can get confidential advice and access free counselling and wellbeing support from Croydon Drop-In. Funding from Maudsley Charity will help the service to increase the number of days it runs, from three days a week to five days a week and have a presence in areas of the community where young people may need extra support.
We have also put funding into a project in Lambeth to improve outcomes for primary school children of black and mixed heritage with autism and learning difficulties or mental health needs. In partnership with Black Thrive’s carer network, the project will work with children and young people to co-produce support in schools that is tailored to individual children, using flexible and creative approaches to elicit each child’s own priorities and goals.
We are also proud to be supporting a project improving access to mental health and wellbeing in North Lewisham through the Mulberry Hub. The hub is a multi-agency partnership, including CAMHS and Metro, a local voluntary organisation, which offers walk-in physical and mental health services. Our funding will enable the project to provide additional support and to encourage access by young people who would be hesitant to approach their GP or mental health services.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Philip Shaw has been appointed Director of the KMPCYP and will take up the role from October 2024.
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