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The Changing Minds project in its current form will be ending on March 31st 2019.  The Changing Minds project was lottery funded for five years to support young people across Gwent who were experiencing difficulties with their mental health.  The lottery funding ended in November and Newport Mind committed to funding the project until March 2019 in the hope of securing continuation funding from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB).

ABUHB tendered for a peer support project for 14 -19 year olds. The Changing Minds project submitted a tender, however the contract was awarded to Gofal.  The Changing Minds project will work with our existing clients, clients on our waiting list and others services to manage young people’s transition to other services appropriate to their needs and will work closely with Gofal’s peer support project in that process. We will share details of Gofal’s peer support project once they are available.

There will be a Changing Minds service in Newport working with 16-25 year olds. In the other areas of Gwent young people aged 18 + can access support with their mental health via the Gwent mental health consortium and consideration may be given to supporting people aged 16 and over in transition.

Newport Mind is currently piloting a whole school approach to mental health, provides services to children young people and families via the Families First Family Wellbeing project and is actively seeking funding to provide more services to children and young people.

Thank you for your support for the Changing Minds project over the years, with your help, the  project, its staff and its volunteers made a positive difference to the lives of nearly 3000 young people in Gwent . 






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