A major new project to support young people’s mental wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic is being supported by the Connolly Foundation.
Youthscape, based in Luton, helps disaffected young people. It has implemented ‘Thrive’; a new initiative that helps youngsters across Bedfordshire whose lives have been turned upside down by Covid-19.
Many are finding it hard to cope with isolation, a loss of routine, anxiety about the future, a disruption to their education, and in some cases difficult or traumatic experiences at home.
The material has been developed through the summer of 2020 with input from psychologists, educational psychologists, youth workers and community representatives.
More than 30 schools across the county have already committed to using ’Thrive’ in the first weeks of term.
Speaking at the launch of the new resource, Youthscape’s CEO, Chris Curtis, said “Every student across Bedfordshire should have access to advice and support for their mental wellbeing as they return to school – and we’re excited to have played a part in making that happen.
“The Connolly Foundation have stepped in and made it possible to create this new programme in time for the start of term.
“We hope it will benefit thousands of young people in the next few months.”