28 November 2018

Supporting students experiencing mental health issues

Target in the Community acknowledge that schools do not have enough funds to support students experiencing mental health issues ‘10% of school children have a diagnosable mental illness’ and ‘Suicide is the biggest killer of young people in the UK’. That is why we have pledged to help support students in our community.

Target in the Community will fund students from The Academy school to attend Mental Health England youth MHFA Champion course in April 2019. Sixteen students will be trained as Youth MHFA Champions who will have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people.
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support.
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness.
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing.