Resourcing communities to change the lives of young people
This is delivered through the Flourish project, a programme designed to improve mental & emotional wellbeing, self-esteem and resilience.
The Flourish Project has been created to help young people to develop a growth mindset, creating helpful thinking patterns and enabling the young person to start to understand their potential, realizing future aspirations and setting goals for the future.
1 in 10 children and young people aged 5-16 years old have clinically diagnosable mental problems. The statistics paint a picture of a generation increasingly struggling with mental and emotional health resulting in anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide.
1 in 14 young people have attempted to commit suicide by the time they reach 17.
That’s an average of 2 young people in a classroom of 30.
1 in 10 children and young people aged 5-16 years old have clinically diagnosable mental problems.
There has been a 58% increase in ill-mental health in young people since the pandemic.
Young people with low self-esteem are more likely to have suicidal thoughts, self harm and have ill mental health, compared to those with high self-esteem.
Children have started the Flourish Project
Average increase across 1000+ children aged 9-16 years old in Mental Wellbeing
Average increase across 1000+ children aged 9-16 years old in Self-esteem
Average increase across 1000+ children aged 9-16 years old in Happiness
‘We are living in times where young people are struggling in silence, many with issues that affect their mental and emotional wellbeing. These Include; identity, self-esteem, resilience, healthy friendships, and hopelessness. In my experience as an experienced healthcare professional, working alongside many adults who have struggled with their mental health, these were issues that they faced during adolescence. We all need to work towards finding long-term preventative solutions that can be easily integrated into school cultures at an early age, this will help combat the ever-growing issue around mental ill health.
I believe The Flourish Project is one solution that can help young people start to form healthy habits and positive self-talk, which in turn builds resilience. The impact that this project has seen in improving mental wellbeing & self-esteem is significant and their research over the last few years has demonstrated that this could be a game-changer’
– Professor Jonathan Warren (previous CEO of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust).
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