Young People First provides vital support to over 800 vulnerable and disadvantaged young people living in the Midlands.
The charity’s key project, Sharp Minds, provides safe spaces for young people who are severely affected by mental health problems, like anxiety and depression – and when we heard about the project, we wanted to help the charity because of young people like Aimee* who joined the project in 2015.
Aimee said: “When I first came to this group, I felt lower than I had ever done before. I was so anxious to the point where I didn’t want to go to school anymore. But this group has changed that. I am now more confident than I have ever been. When I’m older, I want to go into counselling or youth work. I want to help people, just how this group has helped me.’
Aimee is now volunteering for Young People First, and is helping the team to support more young people affected by mental health issues.
Global’s Make Some Noise is proud to be supporting the Sharp Minds project and help the charity to continue providing life-changing support to young people across Warwickshire.
* The young person’s name has been changed to protect her identity.