The government and Big Lottery have provided six months of funding for the Matthew Project's 'Bounce Back' scheme, providing vital support to young people in North and West Norfolk.
Covid-19 has had a real impact on young people, many of whom will not have experienced a crisis of this kind in their lifetimes before. The Matthew Project is offering:
- One-to-one support: to improve the wellbeing of young people aged 13 to 19
- Mindfulness groups: weekly groups delivered by a qualified mindfulness practitioner
- Mental health peer support workshops for young people: helping them to spot the signs of mental distress and help each other
- Resilience skills training: focusing on building resilience for both young people and parents
Susan Campbell, Counselling, Mindfulness and Early Interventions Manager for the Matthew Project, said:
Our aim is to help young people and parents with anxiety, self-esteem, self-harm, and other issues that are of concern to young people at the moment, to create resilience and be able to speak to peers and parents about mental health. We, if possible in intervening early, hope to prevent further deterioration in mental health and perhaps mitigate unhealthy behaviours which can occur if young people are not supported properly.
For more information, please contact the Matthew Project's Early Intervention Team:
- By phone: 07765 232028
- By email: email@example.com