We’re thrilled to have sent out our most recent e-newsletter with some exciting new collaborations as well as celebrating our fundraising heroes.
The crisis in mental health among young adults and the impact of the necessary restrictions to control the virus has seen an exponential growth in mental health issues; in particular, for young people and students across the country. Online tuition combined with missing family and a loss of in-person social interaction has had a huge impact on their mental health and feelings of isolation. For those already struggling, COVID-19 intensified these feelings and for those who had not previously experienced anxiety or depression, it has been a strange and very worrying time. All this at a time when raising funds presents its own very real challenges and our support is needed more than ever.
To help to address the seriousness of the situation of the growing crisis in mental health among young adults, 2021 will see us build on lessons learnt and the success of our first initiative Chat with Charlie, to increase our support nationwide to grow the reach and impact of young adult mental health support services. We are also pleased to be supporting a new initiative for this year – an 18-month project run by the Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service (YES).