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About the Project

Young People at a Workshop

Southend YMCA is currently delivering a range of social action projects with an overarching aim of improving young peoples mental health. This project is funded by BBC Children in Need.


Improving Mental Health Support has consistently been a top concern for young people in Southend for the past 5 years & the Mental Health Champions project will empower young people to make a difference in their community.


We are recruiting young people aged between 15 -18 years old to become Mental Health Champions.

The Mental Health Champions training programme is delivered across 6 sessions & participants will gain a Level 2 Youth Mental Health First Aid qualification on completion of the course.

Sessions will be delivered at our Eco Hub Building, 2a St John's Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea,  SS0 7JZ on Wednesday evenings from 5pm -7pm

Once full training has been provided the Mental Health Champions will be supported to deliver workshops, events and activities with their peers over the course of the year to improve mental health & well-being and reduce social isolation.

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