We invest in research and services addressing both preventive and curative mental health treatments and therapies, with a specific focus on social interventions, such as creativity and the arts.
Our support is focused on young people aged 11-25 from disadvantaged groups – those who face greater difficulty in accessing support when they need it.
UK registered or exempt charities
young people aged 11-25
Aim of work:
improved mental health and wellbeing
Location of applicant and project:
programme costs, salaries, equipment, core costs
Usual grant range:
£30,000 – £500,000 pa
Usual term of grant:
- Help more young people access personalised mental health support when they need it, especially for those with depression and anxiety
- Projects which use creativity, nature and the arts to support wellbeing and positive mental health
- Support extra-curricular activities which make a meaningful impact to the well-being and self-esteem of pupils, both in and out of school
Understanding what works:
- Support research into the prevention of mental illness amongst young people and the effectiveness of early interventions
- Build evidence on the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions and social prescribing
- Build a community of talented researchers in young people’s mental health
- Helping to build young people’s resilience to cope with life’s challenges
- Projects which give young people access to activities which offer protective support to their mental health
- Encouraging young people to seek effective help through awareness-raising, information and sign-posting activities
The long-term health of the population is inextricably bound up with understanding and improving the mental health of young people. It has never been clearer that this an urgent issue.