The #GoodMentalHealth category celebrates projects and organisations that are supporting children, young people and families’ to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
And the winner is... The Reaching Families Project by CCP
This project provides intensive hands-on support for families who are struggling to cope or are affected by family breakdown, poor mental health, poverty, unsuitable housing, school exclusion and social isolation. They offer a comprehensive range of interventions based on the needs of the families.
Chi Wai Family Martial Arts Centre
This family orientated martial arts centre puts a large emphasis on creating a safe space for children to talk and share their feelings, as well as supporting them to build confidence through martial arts.
Essential Space CIC
Essential Space is a community interest company. It offers a ‘pay what you can’ counselling project for adults over 18 years who are struggling with their mental health and challenging circumstances. They also offer creative mentoring to children aged 8 and up, which is especially beneficial for young people who find that using words alone to express how they feel isn’t enough or too difficult.