Start Changing Futures

About the project

Start Changing Futures unleashes the power of young people as change agents. It is open to young people aged 11 to 18.


Through this initiative, young people are raising awareness of mental health issues to their peers using the medium of music to deliver key wellbeing messages and campaigns.


It gives young people the chance to challenge stigma, getting everyone talking and signposting their friends to good quality support.


Young people are currently meeting online in closed groups.

How we can help

Start Changing Futures is transforming Mental Health for young people through music and training. It trains young people as peer-to-peer mentors and provides enjoyable and relaxing music-making activities and offers mentoring or counselling support sessions with our staff team.


Young people can set targets and make changes in areas of their life such as:


•             Feelings and emotions

•             Lifestyle

•             Friends and relationships

•             School, training and work

•             How you use your time

•             Confidence

"Playing a transformative role - delivering  interesting mental health services and campaigns.’’

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Want to be a part of something special?

Contact us today about this project...


Phone: 01702 301 301 

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Southend YMCA

Southend's Leading Children's Charity - Southend-on-Sea Young Mens Christian Association (Southend YMCA)

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