A Wish Youth Feature- Rebekah Aged 14 tells us how sport helps her cope with self harm.
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 »
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 »
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 »
-Written by Annie, Youth Support & Participation Worker Youth Work is often overlooked, as something non-essential or minor. For many young people however, youth centres and youth workers can be a lifeline. I myself didn’t see my future in youth work. I had heard about my local youth centre from friends as a young person… Read more »
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 »
Black history month is celebrated in the UK every October and challenges racism by educating people on Black historical figures and their contributions that have been neglected. Learning about Black history is as important as ever in 2020 with horrific incidents of police brutality exposing institutionalised racism deep rooted in the U.S and UK. The… Read more »
HeadsUp Conference: Giving Young People a Platform to Discuss Mental Health HeadsUp Harrow is a consortium partnership of 5 local charities offering specialist mental health services to young people aged 11-25 across Harrow who face additional barriers to support. The service is provided by Mind in Harrow, Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust, Centre for ADHD… Read more »