Peer support groups for young people age 13-24 affected by mental health issues | Parents and carers support | Mental health training & workshops | #heartonthehand


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Young People's Centre
Lyme Road

Wish The Project a Happy Birthday!

The Project is celebrating its fourth birthday in style this month – with its #Support4September crowdfunding campaign. Reaching our £15,000 target will ensure we can continue delivering all of our services for another year.

The traditional association for fourth anniversaries is fruit and flowers. The Project is embracing this theme, as our peer support groups are all about helping young people to flourish. We take a holistic approach to mental health and believe in supporting people with mental health issues so they can achieve their goals in life. We want to help young people to not only survive, but thrive.

 As one young person says: “The Project for me personally allows a different outlook on life that I previously lost. To be able to talk to like-minded people is really nice. I am not judged or stigmatised and instead just treated as me.”

Please support our young people

We are passionate about the work we do at The Project and it’s only possible through the generosity of our supporters. While we receive funding from Comic Relief, we need to match this funding every year to enable The Project to operate. By donating to The Project, you are directly supporting young people and their families – and indirectly benefitting everyone who experiences mental health issues through breaking down the stigma surrounding mental illness.

It costs £1,200 a year to fund a place for a young person in one of our support groups. We believe that is excellent value. Early intervention services like The Project save the NHS and other public services millions of pounds. They also prevent a lot of unnecessary pain and emotional distress, because they don’t wait until the problem escalates before offering support.

The Project welcomes young people with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, eating disorders and exam stress. They don’t need to have been diagnosed with a mental illness to be referred to The Project. This means our support groups are more accessible and inclusive than many other mental health services.

A parent whose child attends our support groups comments “It is an amazing resource and I wish that you had the funding to help more vulnerable teenagers. We are lucky to have you locally. Thank you.”

You can help us support more vulnerable young people by donating to our #Support4September campaign and promoting it to as many people as possible. Please give whatever you can – all money raised will help young people and the more we raise, the more people we can help. By supporting us this September, you will help us to support young people all year round. Thank you.

To donate to our #Support4September campaign (and claim one of our exciting rewards packages!), please visit

If you are in a position to provide funding to The Project or want more information, please email

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