Research from Mind found over two thirds of young people (68%) have said their mental health got worse during lockdown, with boredom and loneliness as key contributors to poor mental health. Mental Health Foundation research found four out of ten young people have felt lonely due to the Covid 19 restrictions.
“Being totally isolated is really hard and making me realise how much I actually need people and how much I miss touch. I really need a hug. I feel so lonely. It makes me feel like giving up. I am fighting so hard not to.”
Survey participant, young person
To tackle this ‘Positive Emotional Wellbeing Boxes’ filled with seven days of fun activities and resources, are helping make a difference to some of the most vulnerable young people across the Northern Trust.
The boxes made by locally based company Fresh Minds Education. They are an innovate social enterprise who develop emotional wellbeing resources, products and evidence-based training programmes and workshops. As specialists in Creative and Therapeutic Education they bring innovative, evidenced based and trauma informed mental health and resilience interventions directly to parents, teachers and children For further information please contact Aine Wallace on email@example.com