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How we connect with nature at wish

Written by Youth Support & Participation Worker, Annie This years Mental Health Awareness Week theme is Nature. Connecting with nature is a huge part of mental health, mindfulness and healing. Research demonstrated that for victims of trauma, natural settings play a key role in rehabilitation and recovery (Mowatt and Bennett, 2011). It’s also something that… Read more »

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Uni Mental Health Day

University students Mental Health in the UK has always been a huge issue, young people are leaving home, often drinking excessively, struggling with the jump in education and being away from close friends and family support. The largest mental health survey ever conducted on UK university students, found that almost 1 in 10 (9.4%) think… Read more »

My Half Term at Wish

During February half term at wish, we launched our new self harm support group for 13-15 year olds. We kicked off the group by running a week of exciting workshops all about creativity and expression. One young person tells us all about the week and her experience: My Half Term at Wish- Rebecca aged 14… Read more »

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LGBTQ+ Signposting

Mosaic LGBT+ – Mentoring & Youth Club. SwitchBoard – Online chat & Phone Support for LGBT+. Gendered Intelligence – Trans Youth Groups. LGBT Support – 1:1 & Group Support. BACK

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Mental Health Signposting

Harrow Horizons – Therapy. CAMHS – Local NHS Mental Health Services. Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous Online Counselling. Childline – Online or Telephone Counselling Alumina – 7 Week course for ages 14-19 that Self Harm by Self Harm UK Self Injury – Supportlines & Webchats for Self Harm Support. Calm Harm App – Self… Read more »

Wish Brighton Trip

This year, three young people at Wish won Jack Petchey Awards for their hard work volunteering for other young people’s mental health through conferences, artwork, training and panels. Two of the young people, chose to spend their award money on a day out. The group chose Brighton as their trip of choice! After meeting at… Read more »