Youth Mental Health

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Government, major employers and national charities have endorsed the importance of attention and energy sharply focused on evidence-based programmes offering advice and help on youth mental wellbeing problems including depression, anxiety and stress. We believe there is a need to link complementary approaches to the promotion and protection of youth mental health through Prevention and Treatment.

The fund will support proven programs of delivery offering advice and help on youth mental wellbeing problems
including depression, anxiety and stress, as well as project that support the development of emotional resilience in children and youth. We believe there is a need to link complementary approaches to the
promotion and protection of youth mental health through Prevention and Treatment.





Status:   Closed
Opening Date:   2 Jan 2018
Closing Date:   2 Feb 2018
Minimum Grant:   £ 3000
Maximum Grant:   £ 6000

Location: Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton
Causes: Community Development & Support – Youth, Counselling/Advice/Mentoring, Crime Prevention & Safety, Mental Health, Supporting Family Life

Criteria:

General Eligibility

Available to support charities, Community groups, Social Enterprises and Community Interest companies running projects working towards prevention and treatment of the following symptoms and outcomes:

Key words: Feeling down, anxiety, depression, panic, anorexia, bipolar disorder, bullying, cyberbullying, low self-esteem, drug addiction, bereavement, children, adolescents, youth, young people, teenagers, mental health, self-harm, substance abuse, treatment, prevention, evidence-based, Cognitive compulsive therapy, CBT, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, bulimia, stress, counselling, psychosis, therapy, breakdown, parent, violence, conflict, mental wellbeing, suicide, emotional, health, domestic abuse, crime, anger, peer exploitation, alcohol, troubled families, offending, mentor, intervention, role models, misuse, coercive control

Target Beneficiaries
  • Target Beneficiaries : 5 years of age to 25 years of age.
  • Group breakdown:
  • Children: 5-12
  • Young People: 13-18
  • Young Adults: 19-25

N.B Please choose primary group from above that best shows largest quantity of beneficiaries.

Acceptable Project Examples
  • Opportunities for children and young people to explore their concerns in a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environment
  • Supporting children and young people by providing access to tools to better express themselves and manage their behaviour
  • Provision of effective coping mechanisms, learning how to release negative emotions, and adopt strategies to help maintain good mental wellbeing and build emotional resilience
  • Providing safety nets to help avoid illness
  • Supporting and improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people
  • Support to parents and carers of children and young people experiencing mental distress

A grant will only be awarded when the grant makes up at least 30% of the total cost of the project

Exclusions
  • Organisations not based and active in Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth or Isle of Wight
  • Applications from individuals
  • Public bodies, local authorities or schools (except for after & out-of-school activities)
  • Organisations that are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
  • National charities
  • Any party political activity
  • Commercial ventures
  • Proselytising or active promotion of a specific religion or belief system
  • Trips abroad, funding for mini-buses or other community transport schemes (except transport costs forming part of a project)
  • Maintenance and building costs, including access adaptations to buildings