The Changing Minds Project is based at Newport Mind and began on the 25th of November 2013.
The idea for the project came about when those at Newport Mind realised that there were so many barriers to young people accessing help for their mental health and when they did they found;
- Young People did not want to go through formal channels
- The majority of young people did not feel comfortable about seeking advice from professional adults
- The thresholds for support meant that only those with the highest need or in crisis had access to support
- Young People were slipping through the net or ending up on long waiting lists.
The Changing Minds project was awarded money from the Big Lottery Bright New Futures Fund which promotes the building of emotional resilience of young people so they can manage key transitions in their life.
Our Aims are:
- To increase number of young people accessing support earlier
- To improve resilience and manage life transitions
- To increase in number of young people making successful transitions
- Make a lasting and wide reaching impact on the support that young people with mental health problems receive.
The project is funded for 5 years and covers Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent.
We can offer the following opportunities for young people: