Working in partnership with and funded by SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, James Hall & Co. the pocket sized booklets include 24 pages of wellbeing advice, helplines and listening services, recommended wellbeing apps and activities to help young people with their mental health.
The support booklets are aimed at young people aged 12+, and will be handed out in schools, at SPAR Lancashire School Games, Active Lancashire and the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Emma Bateson, Fundraising Lead at Lancashire Mind said, “We are so grateful to James Hall & Co. and SPAR for providing Lancashire Mind with the opportunity to create a resource, which will be given to young people across Lancashire, providing them with accessible information to help their mental health.
“Support such as this from James Hall & Co. means such a lot and enables us as a charity to reach more people, and in turn support more people. We all know it has been a difficult year and many people have experienced a mental health condition for the first time. When that happens it isn't always easy to know where to turn, which is why it is so important that people are aware of Lancashire Mind and know that we are here to help."
Peter Dodding, Sales and Marketing Director at James Hall & Co. said, “We are incredibly proud to be working alongside Lancashire Mind to help support children and young people across the county. The past twelve months have been incredibly difficult and Lancashire Mind are working hard to raise awareness of mental health and the support available.
“Our work with the SPAR Lancashire School Games focuses on improving children’s physical health and overall wellbeing, and this partnership with Lancashire Mind goes one step further to focus directly mental health. We hope that these booklets will encourage young people to reach out and ask for help when they need it.”
Schools and community groups are invited to contact [email protected] for more information about the booklets.