Mental Health and Young People Project

Mental Health and Young People Project

Alcester Town Council (ATC) is interested in helping young people who may be suffering from mental health issues by understanding the type of problems and potential solutions identified by children, young people and others. Wendy, our Health and Well-being Co-ordinator has begun working on a project looking at ways to support young people and their families. The focus to start with will be on secondary school aged students.

Working in partnership with Lifespace Trust, we have recruited and trained students from three secondary schools in Alcester in Youth Mental Health First Aid (2-day accredited course). The students will then conduct some research with their peers to better understand the type of support young people need.

Once we have the results of the research, ATC will then map out their perceptions of need and the level of support and help required. This data can then be used to help shape the development of new initiatives.

If you would like more information about this project or would like to get involved, please get in touch with Wendy Sherwood by email: info@alcester-tc.gov.uk or by phone on the landline: 01789 766084 or mobile: 07483 149732