COVID-19 – IMO – Mental Wellbeing Groups for Young People

Young People Mental Wellbeing Groups

If you’re worried about the impact of coronavirus on your mental health, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic is a new and uncertain time for all of us and will affect our mental health in different ways. 

However you are feeling right now is valid. With the right help and support, we can get through this. 

Here is our offer for Young People of Blackburn with Darwen age 11 to 16 years old, for them to join our virtual groups to keep mentally healthy during this time. The groups will help young people to explore and recognise signs of mental health so they are able to support themselves and others.

Following the social distancing guidance and for the health & safety of all our participants and workers, we will be delivering the groups online.

Young Minds

The aim of the Young Minds group is to support young people aged 11-16 years to manage stress, safely navigate the online world, deal with difficult or complex situations, and aspire to learn in a world that is rapidly changing.

The Project will allow the group of participants to discuss their opinions and feelings in an environment where they can feel safe and talk openly without being judged. Highlight the consequences of risky behaviour such as substance misuse and unhealthy relationships. Develop confidence, social skills, resilience and determination. Create a strong online peer support group between the participants and guide them towards additional support they can access.

The overall aim is to develop a positive mind-set within young people to allow them to become successful and confident young individuals who are empowered to tackle the challenges they face.
If you would like to register your child or a young person onto this project, please use this link: http://bit.ly/YoungMinds2020

If you require any further information regarding this project, please email Farhana.Patel@imocharity.org 

Youth Connect

Youth Connect has been very popular with many young people as it has helped them with social engagement, resilience and confidence building. It has been like a breath of fresh air as young people are able to openly discuss complex social issues they face in a safe, constructive and empowering environment.

The aim of this project is to provide online support for young adolescents, Girls & Boys 14 – 18 years of age.

The project will give young people a safe space to link up with others who may be struggling to open up, or even discuss issues that they may be struggling to face up to as we move into an era of new normal.

The Youth Connect group will be co-produced with the young people to ensure the most relevant and appropriate topics are facilitated within the programme. Having such an open safe space for young people to engage in will also increase confidence and allow for sharing of good practices that are of benefit to each other’s youth development.

The overall aim is to help the young people break these barriers and obstacles down, help these young people feel confident in speaking about taboo topics openly and express their views and opinions without feeling they will be victimised or judged.

For registration click on: http://bit.ly/YouthConnectOct19

If you require any further information regarding this project, please email Mohammed.Kathrada@imocharity.org

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