Wellbeing, social-emotional skills and resilience │ Impact

Promoting positive well-being and mental health for children is vital. Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety, and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Half of all mental health conditions begin before the age of 14, making early intervention and support vital.

Resilience is an ability to cope with ups and downs and bounce back from the challenges. Children with greater resilience are better able to manage stress, which is a common response to difficult events. Stress is a risk factor for mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, if the level of stress is severe or ongoing

Grant programme examples: awareness raising campaigns, wellbeing mentors, online / face to face counselling, arts based counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, adventure residentials, Personal Social Health (PSH) education etc.

Case Studies

Cambridgeshire Mental Health Liaison Worker

Year funded:

2017/2018

Academy/Organisation:

Ormiston Families

Area of Focus:

Wellbeing

Total amount funded to support various projects:

£35000

Beneficiaries:

50 young people

“Calm Zones”

Year funded:

2019/2020

Academy/Organisation:

Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy

Area of Focus:

Wellbeing

Total amount funded to support various projects:

£6000

Beneficiaries:

300 young people

Rock Band-Hara

Year funded:

2019/2020

Academy/Organisation:

Ormiston New Academy

Area of Focus:

Wellbeing

Total amount funded to support various projects:

£4000

Beneficiaries:

200 young people